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Deep Sidhu, an actor accused of rioting on Republic Day, died in a road accident

Deep Sidhu, an actor who was out on bail in the Republic Day violence matter in January of last year, died in a car accident. The collision occurred on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, which bypasses Delhi. Images from the scene show a white Mahindra Scorpio crashed into the back of a trailer truck; the impact fully pushed in the SUV’s driver side region.

Mr Sidhu was travelling from Delhi to Bhatinda in Punjab when his SUV slammed a trailer truck at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to authorities.

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As per hospital officials, he was brought dead.

After a post-mortem, the corpse of actor Deep Sidhu, who died last night, was returned to his family today.

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Mr Sidhu was detained by the Delhi Police in February last year in relation to a tractor demonstration held by farmers on Republic Day that became violent as protestors stormed the Red Fort and attacked police officers. The farmers were opposing three new agricultural rules, which the centre announced will be repealed in November 2021.

He was granted bail in April but was detained again shortly after his release. He was freed on bail for the second time in late April, with a Delhi judge stating that he must attend for questioning whenever the police summoned him.

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Mr Sidhu was accused of being the main conspirator in the Red Fort incident.

Following the accident last night, the Sonipat Police Department filed a first information report (FIR) against the truck driver under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly causing the accident that resulted in the death of the Punjabi actor-activist.

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Charanjit Singh Channi, the Chief Minister of Punjab, expressed his grief on the actor’s passing through Twitter.

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Manpreet Singh Badal, the Punjab Finance Minister, and Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate, both expressed their sympathies.

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