New Delhi: Punjabi actor-activist Deep Sidhu, was granted bail on Saturday by a Delhi court in connection with the Republic Day violence, but arrested again by the Delhi police in a fresh case over the damage caused to the historic Red Fort during the violence.
As per reports, an FIR was lodged against Sidhu by the Delhi police over a complaint by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for damaging the property of the Red Fort during the violence.
A group of people had barged into the Red Fort, damaged the property and planted a religious flag at rampart of the fort on January 26.
The ASI is a government body that maintains and protects several places of historical importance across the country.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Court granted bail to Sidhu in connection with a case of inciting violence. The 37-year-old actor was detained on February 9 by the Delhi Police from the Karnal Highway in Haryana and has been behind bars since then.
Sidhu in his bail plea claimed that though he went to the Red Fort but left the place before the violence. Sidhu also stated that he even tried to pacify the crowd which had turned unruly.
He said he never gave a call to the protestors to march towards the Red Fort as ‘framed’ by the police and mere presence at the historic place doesn’t make him a member of the unlawful assembly.