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Actor Deep Sidhu, Lakha Sidhana Named to Delhi Police FIR Related to Red Fort Incidents | India News


NEW DELHI: Delhi police named actor Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-social activist Lakha Sidhana in an FIR in connection with the Red Fort incidents, authorities said Wednesday.
The Delhi Police registered the case at the North District Kotwali Police Station under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and other laws, they said.
Provisions from the Law on Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains and the Law on Weapons have been added to the FIR.
The police have invoked sections 186 of the IPC (obstruction of the public servant in the performance of public functions), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to dissuade the public servant from the performance of his duty), 308 (attempt to commit wrongful death ), 152 (assaulting or obstructing the servant by suppressing riots, etc.), 397 (robbery or maliciousness, with intent to cause death or serious harm), and 307 (attempted murder), they said.
The Red Fort will be closed to visitors from January 27 to 31, according to an order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
While the order does not mention the reason for the closure, it refers to earlier orders from January 6 and 18 that the iconic monument was closed from January 19 to 22 due to an avian flu alert.
Thousands of protesting farmers who came to ITO from the Ghazipur border clashed with the police. Many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument.
They also hoisted flags on the domes and flagpole on the walls of the national monument on which the prime minister displayed the national tricolor on Independence Day.

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