- Sidhu's brother has filed a police complaint stating negligence on the truck driver's part
- Sidhu's brother alleged the truck driver applied sudden brakes which led to the accident
- Deep Sidhu's postmortem has been concluded and his body was later handed over to his family
The Sonipat police on Wednesday registered an FIR on the basis of a complaint filed by Deep Sidhu's brother Surjeet. According to the police, Sidhu's brother has alleged the driver of the truck in which the Punjabi actor's car rammed, applied sudden brakes which resulted in the fatal accident on Tuesday night. The police have now registered an FIR under sections 279 (rash driving) & 304A (causing death by negligence) of IPC.
Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu, accused of being the key conspirator of the Red Fort violence on Republic Day last year, died Tuesday evening after his car hit a truck on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway in Haryana's Sonipat district. The 37-year-old actor was said to be travelling from Delhi to Punjab when the incident occurred near Pipli toll plaza in Kharkhoda.
Commenting on the accident, Sonipat SP Rahul Sharma today said the driver has been identified while efforts are on to nab him.
"It's a case of rash & negligent driving... FIR has been registered. The driver has been identified, teams trying to nab him," Sharma said.
Further, the SP confirmed a partially consumed liquor bottle was recovered from Deep Sidhu's car.
"We retrieved a partially consumed liquor bottle from Deep Sidhu's car. Viscera sample has been collected, further action will be taken after analysis of FSL report," the Sonipat SP said.
Meanwhile, Sidhu's postmortem was concluded today after which his body was handed over to his family.
Deep Sidhu was out on bail in the Republic Day violence case in January last year. He was bailed out in April.
In February last year, Sidhu was arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the Republic Day violence case in 2021. A tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day had turned violent after protesters came to the Red Fort. The farmers were protesting against three (now repealed) farm laws.
Delhi Police had said in its FIR that Deep Sidhu "instigated the mob not to follow the permitted route of the Kisan parade and breach barricades with tractors" on January 26, 2021.