Court grants interim protection from arrest to Sidhana in police attack during R-day violence : The Tribune India

New Delhi, June 29

A Delhi court docket on Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest to gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana in a case associated to an alleged attack on police personnel during the tractor rally on Republic Day this 12 months by farmers protesting in opposition to the brand new agri legal guidelines.

Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand granted him protection from any coercive motion until July 19 and directed him to be a part of the investigation.

Three days in the past, the court docket had granted him interim protection from arrest until July 3 in one other case associated to the Republic Day violence.

Delhi Police had earlier introduced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for offering details about Sidhana. Fearing arrest, he moved Delhi’s Rohini court docket in search of anticipatory bail in the 2 instances.

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee’s (DSGMC) authorized workforce is pursuing the matter.

Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta appeared for Sidhana together with advocates Rakesh Chahar, Jaspreet Rai, VPS Sandhu, Jasdeep S Dhillon, APS Mander, Prateek Kohli and Sankalp Kohli.

On January 26 this 12 months, protesters from the Singhu border reached GT Karnal Road, the place they destroyed the police barricades, rioted with swords, and ran their tractors over the police officers with an intention to kill, in accordance to the FIR.

“Police tried to intervene and cease them. Water cannon was used to disperse the protestors, teargas shells have been fired. The mob began throwing again teargas shells in the direction of the police,” it said, including that numerous policemen and one DTC driver suffered accidents.

As per the FIR registered on the criticism of Inspector Anil Kumar, the protesters, with their pre-planned goal, deviated from the rally routes agreed upon by the farm unions and precipitated violence. PTI

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