The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested the Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu for his alleged link in January 26 Red Fort violence.
The arrest was made by state police's special cell unit for the actor-cum-activist's involvement in hoisting the flag at Red Fort on Republic Day. He was held from Zirakpur area between Chandigarh and Ambala.
The Delhi Police had named Sidhu and gangster Lakka Sadana in an FIR lodged linked with the Red Fort incident. According to the FIR, he was present at the Red Fort when a religious flag and a farmer flag were put at the flagpole at the historic monument, triggering massive outrage.
According to the cops, he was in contact with a female friend and an actor who lives in California. He used to make videos and send it to her, and she used to upload them on his Facebook account.
He had also been accused by farm bodies of trying to defame their protests and termed a "traitor".
The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to Sidhu's arrest.
Famous for his role as a gangster in the Punjabi film in 2018, the 36-year-old was one of the first celebrities to support farmers when they took to the streets against the three laws.
As of now, 44 cases were registered in connection with the R-Day violence out of which 14 important cases were reported to the Crime Branch and an investigation team has been formed to look into the case.