Deep Sidhu, accused in Republic Day violence case, granted bail by Delhi court in second case
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A Delhi Court on Monday granted bail to actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu in another Republic Day violence case.

According to Live Law, the court granted bail to Deep Sidhu in a case registered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) alleging damage to public property during the farmers' tractor parade violence on Republic Day at Red Fort.

The Court noted that the accused has already been interrogated in police custody for 14 days and has been in custody for about 70 days when he has been granted regular bail by the ASJ on similar facts in the first case.

"Applicant's further incarceration in the present case would bear no fruit and therefore would be unjustified, nor would the restoration of Applicant's liberty be detrimental to the investigation being conducted by the police authorities. The accused has already been interrogated in PC for 14 days and has been in custody for about 70 days when he has been granted regular bail by Ld. ASJ on similar facts. Any further restraint upon his liberty would be neither logical nor legal,” the court observed while granting bail to Deep Sidhu, reported Live Law.

On Friday, the Court had granted one more day to the Delhi Police to file a reply on Sidhu's bail plea.

Metropolitan Magistrate adjourned the hearing on Sidhu's bail plea till Saturday and asked Delhi Police to file a reply on his bail plea.

Sidhu was arrested in this case on April 17 just he was granted bail by a Delhi court in a case relating to violence in Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally on January 26.

As per the statement issued by Sidhu's lawyer Abhishek Gupta on last Saturday, the actor was arrested on February 9 in connection with an FIR registered at the Kotwali Police Station for his alleged involvement in the Red Fort violence amid the farmers' agitation.

According to Gupta, Sidhu was granted regular bail vide order dated April 16, 2021, which was communicated to them on Saturday. However, around 1 pm to 1.30 pm on Saturday, before he could be released from jail, he was arrested in FIR 98/21 also registered by PS Kotwali and in respect of the same incident at Red Fort.

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