Republic Day violence: A Delhi court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to gangster-turned-social activist Lakha Sidhana. He is facing charges for allegedly attempting to kill police personnel and instigating the mob to break barricades during the farmers’ tractor march in New Delhi on January 26.
Additional Sessions Judge Jagdish Kumar granted relief to Lakha Sidhana after noting that he has already joined the investigation and has been granted bail in a conspiracy case related to violence at the Red Fort on the Republic Day.
Lakha Sidhana had sought anticipatory bail in the case related to the clashes which took between farmers and the police at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar.
Sidhana is currently involved in 20 heinous cases, including those related to murder and attempt to murder. He moved the court saying he apprehended that he may be arrested as his first cousin, Gurdeep Singh, was "abducted and tortured by the Delhi Police and was made to forcibly sign certain blank papers".
—PTC News with inputs from agencies