New Delhi: Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, accused of violence in the national capital on Republic Day, has been granted bail on Monday by the Tis Hazari court in Delhi in another case against him.
Deep Sidhu was arrested on February 9 in connection with the Red Fort violence. He was accused of participating in the violence on January 26 when farmers protesting against the agricultural laws attacked the Red Fort in Delhi.
In its bail order, the court said that there would be no result of further dislocation in Sidhu's "present case, so it would be inappropriate to keep him in jail." Sidhu has been granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 25,000.
While granting bail, the court noted that Sidhu was already in police custody for 14 days and remained in custody for about 70 days.
After bail, Sidhu was arrested again on the same day based on an FIR lodged by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in connection with the Republic Day violence.
While granting bail in the first case, the Delhi court had said that the accused cannot tamper with the evidence, as these are mostly video recordings posted on social media. Special Judge Nilofar Abida Parveen granted him bail with a personal bond of Rs 30,000 and two sureties.
Sidhu, who is a Punjabi actor, was arrested for inciting protesters during a tractor rally. The rally organized by the farmers on Republic Day to protest against the three farm bills became violent with the breaking of police barricades and clashes of policemen at several places. Hundreds of farmers also damaged the Red Fort, damaged property and clashed with policemen.