Republic Day Violence Case: Deep Sidhu and 15 others summoned for video conference

On Saturday, the Delhi Court acknowledged the supplementary charge sheet filed against the Actor-activist Deep Sidhu and others in the the Republic Day Violence case. All the accused have been summoned through a video conference on June 29 by Gajendra Singh Nagar, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. Maninder Singh and Khempreet Singh, are still in judicial custody and production warrants have been issued against them.

Protesting farmers clashed with the police during the tractor rally on January 26, it was against the three farm laws, the farmers stormed into the Red Fort and injured plenty of policemen.

In the final report on June 17, the police had filed a supplementary charge sheet, in which the investigating officer pointed out the names of the witnesses who had been injured severely or those from whom weapons were snatched. On May 17, the Delhi Police Crime Branch had filed a 3,224 page long charge sheet against Sidhu and 15 others, four months after the incident took place.

Sidhu had been accused of being the key conspirator of the violence, and was arrested on February 9. He had also been accused by the police for fuelling the chaos at the Red Fort.

Deep Sidhu is facing charges of rioting, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, dacoity, culpable homicide and other sections of Indian Penal Code. He was released on bail on April 17. The police has also mentioned Iqbal Singh, who is alleged for instigating the protestors through a Facebook live session.

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