Deep Sidhu, actor-activist accused in Red Fort violence, dies in car crash

Deep Sidhu who shot into the limelight following the Red Fort violence during the farmers’ rally on Republic Day last year, died in a road accident

Virender Singh, DSP, law and order, Sonepat, confirmed that Sidhu died when his vehicle rammed into the rear of a truck.

olice said the incident was reported around 9 pm near Peepli toll booth

Accident took place un the KMP, in Haryana’s Kharkhoda area,

When Sidhu and his friend, a Punjabi actress, were on their way to Punjab in a Scorpio.

A senior police officer said the vehicle hit the back of a stationary truck which had broken down on the side of the road.

The driver’s side of the Scorpio bore the brunt of the impact.

“Deep Sidhu was at the wheel at the time. His friend suffered bruises and was taken to a nearby hospital for a check-up.

Her condition is stable,” said a police officer. Sidhu was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.

His body was taken to the civil hospital in Kharkhoda.

A day after last year’s Republic Day farmers’ protest, which had spiralled into violence in the national capital

Delhi Police had registered 25 FIRs against farm union leaders

protesters for allegedly storming the Red Fort and vandalising property.

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