In a shocking news, Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, who was one of the accused in the Red Fort violence that transpired earlier last year, died in a road accident. The accident took place at the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway when Sidhu was on his way to Bhatinda from Delhi. Visuals reported from the accident spot showed a SUV smashed on a truck’s rear end.

The driver side of the SUV (appearing to be a Mahindra Scorpio) appears completely smashed by the impact. Reportedly, it was Sidhu who was in the SUV when it collided into the trailer truck on Tuesday night. While he was rushed to the hospital after the accident, the hospital declared him already dead.

Although he worked in the Punjabi film industry for the better part of his career, he studied to become a lawyer. In 2021, after the Red Fort violence shook the country, he was arrested by the Delhi Police as one of the accused. Sidhu was blamed by farmer unions for instigating violence and hoisting a religious flag on the Red Fort.

The Facts of the Matter

Punjabi actor and model Deep Sidhu died in a road accident earlier on Tuesday evening. Mr. Sidhu was traveling in a Mahindra Scorpio and was on the KMP Expressway when the SUV hit a parked trailer truck. The impact of the collision was such that the vehicle’s driver side got completely caved in. The incident happened sometime around 9.30 PM on Tuesday night. Although he was rushed to a hospital, he was declared dead by the hospital.


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Sidhu Was Accompanied By Punjabi Actress

According to the police involved in the matter, the incident happened near the Peepli tool booth on the expressway. Sidhu was also accompanied by a Punjabi actress. As the driver’s side bore the worst of the impact, Sidhu passed away on the spot. Meanwhile, the Punjabi actress who was with him in the vehicle sustained minor injuries. Her condition was reported stable.


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How Sidhu Made Buzz After Red Fort Violence

Sidhu made the headlines in the aftermath of the Republic Day farmer’s protest, which had soon turned into a violent bedlam. After the incident, Sidhu was reported to be on the run for several weeks. He was later booked by the Delhi Police.

As per one of the FIRs, Sidhu and his associate Lakhbir Sidhana “orchestrated” the entire incident and “incited” the farmers. It was also alleged that Sidhu “congratulated” the man who had hoisted a religious flag at the Red Fort. He later insisted that he meant no disrespect towards the tricolour.

Arrest, Release and Re-Arrest

Both Sidhu were booked under multiple sections of the IPC pertaining to rioting, conspiracy and more. After being arrested in February, he was granted a bail in April. However, he was re-arrested by Delhi Police crime branch for “damaging” Red Fort.


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Life After a Turbulent Year

Sidhu was granted another bail in the matter. Recently, Sidhu was reported to be campaigning for SAD candidate Simranjit Singh Mann. He had also started working on three Punjabi films, including one on the life of Jaswant Singh Kalra, a human rights activist.

Punjab incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi took to Twitter and condoled Deep Sidhu’s death. “Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of renowned actor and social activist, #DeepSidhu. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family and fans,” his tweet read.

 

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