Actor Daljeet Kalsi confirmed that the decision on Deep Sidhu’s bail was not announced by the court yesterday. Daljeet Kalsi is a close associate of Deep Sidhu and was in Delhi to receive him as he was expecting the court to announce the decision in Sidhu’s favour.
In a live video on Facebook, Kalsi said it was a hectic day yesterday, and the judge did not end up announcing his decision. “The decision was meant to be announced at 4 PM, and it was later postponed to 5 PM, then 6 PM, and then finally 7 PM. However, the courts closed, and the judge deferred the decision to tomorrow. We are hoping the good news will come around 10 AM IST,” he said.
“After Deep is released, we will head towards Punjab,” he added. Kaldi had earlier said that there is no concrete plan for Deep to return to the Singhu morcha. “After being released, Deep wants to pay obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib. What the next course of action is, we will have to wait and see. Deep is not going to stop speaking for farmer and Punjab rights, but in what fashion he does that, we will have to wait and see,” he said in a video last week.
Deep Sidhu was arrested by a special cell of the Delhi police in the case of alleged violence at the Red Fort Complex on India’s republic day. Additional Sessions Judge Neelofer Abida Parveen, hearing the case, said that the verdict was preserved by writing.
During the hearing of the case, Delhi Police counsel said that Sidhu had participated in the tractor rally to commit violence and insult the national flag.
“It was Sidhu who instigated the farmers present in the rally and carried out the incident of violence in the Red Fort complex. If Sidhu is released, there will be a danger of destruction of evidence,” the Delhi police counsel argued.
An excerpt from one of Sidhu’s speeches was cited in the court, in which Sidhu had claimed that the farmers would not follow the prescribed route. Sidhu’s counsel, however, refuted the claims and said Deep had not taken part in any violent activities at the Red Fort.