Punjabi actor and singer Deep Sidhu is amidst the storm after the violence that took place on 26th January i.e. Republic Day in Delhi. Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-social activist Lakha Sidhana for the violence at the Red Fort.
Deep Sidhu is accused of starting violence in the farmers’ tractor rally and putting a religious flag at the Red Fort. The farmer leaders have also said that the actor is responsible for the violence. Currently accused Deep Sidhu is missing. The Delhi police are looking for him.
After all charges on him, Deep Sidhu has now released a video on Facebook. Late-night on Wednesday (January 27), Deep Sidhu posted a video on his Facebook. In this video, Deep Sidhu has described himself as an innocent.
In Facebook live, Deep Sidhu claimed that the gate of the Red Fort was broken before he arrived at the Red Fort. He allegedly threatened the farmers’ leaders in the video and said, “You (farmer leaders) have given me a traitor’s certificate, if I started opening up your layers, you will not find a way to flee Delhi.” Deep Sidhu could be seen speaking Punjabi in this video and he further claimed that he’s “very much near the Delhi border”
“I’m not a gaddar”: Deep Sidhu
“I’m not a gaddar. I didn’t lead people to the Red Fort. This was the decision of the public who had come all the way from Punjab to protest. Nobody was leading them,” said the 36-year-old, going live on Facebook.
“The farmer union leaders should have supported the people unfurling the farmer’s and Khalsa flag at Red Fort because it was done only and only to mark our protest in this fight. The Tricolour was not demeaned, and there was no violence till I was there. Their support for what the public did at the Red Fort would have pressurised the government to repeal the black (farm) laws,” Sidhu said. “They should have conveyed to the government that if the farmers can reach Red Fort, they can do anything in protest,” he said.
FARMER LEADERS INSTIGATED PEOPLE: SIDHU
The actor said the farmer leaders had called the public to Delhi by giving instigating speeches from stages. “They even said they will hit Delhi to open the eyes and ears of the Centre,” he said.
“The mood of the people was to reach inside Delhi, and they did it. The so-called peaceful marches by the farmer leaders had few participants on tractors. However, lakhs of people were inside Delhi.”
Sidhu, who was reportedly chased away by farm union activists at the Singhu border after the violence at Red Fort, said he was “very much near Singhu border and those who chased him are loyalists of the farmer leaders”.