New Delhi: The Tis Hazari court of Delhi has granted bail to Deep Sidhu, a famous Punjabi actor arrested in the 26 January violence on the Red Fort. Deep Sidhu was accused of inciting the mob. Delhi Police arrested Sidhu from Karnal in Haryana on 9 February.
As bail conditions, the court also asked Sidhu to deposit his passport with the investigating officer of the case and keep his mobile phone switched on and its location activated, Live Law reported. He has been asked to appear before the court on days of hearing of the case and confirm his location with the investigating officer on the first and 15th of each month.
On Monday, the court had reserved its judgement on Sidhu’s bail petition.
Sidhu was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell on February 9. They alleged that the 36-year-old actor entered the Red Fort with swords, sticks and flags on January 26 and gave speeches to incite violence.
During the trial, Sidhu’s counsel Abhishek Gupta had argued that his client was only a peaceful protestor, and his implication in the case was a “classic example” of media trial. Gupta had claimed that there was nothing on record to show that Sidhu participated in violence or instigated others to do so.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor Advocate KP Singh had contended that Sidhu was the main conspirator behind the Red Fort violence and that his intention was to disregard the national flag.