New Delhi, 14 Feb : The Delhi Police Crime Branch has announced Rs 1 lakh cash reward for information leading to arrest of Lakha Sidhana, an alleged conspirator in the Republic Day violence . Sidhana, who has been hiding since then, has been posting several videos on social media post the January 26 violence.This comes just days after the police arrested another accused Deep Sidhu from Zirakpur near Chandigarh. He was arrested by a team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell
Following violence on Red Fort, Sidhu and Lakhana were booked under various sections of IPC. However, both went missing prompting the police to announce reward to get information on the duo. The police had also announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to Sidhu’s arrest.Sidhana and Sidhu have been booked under various sections of IPC, 152 (assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 397 (robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), and 307 (attempt to murder).
After the January 26 violence that had left over 500 security personnel injured and one protestor dead, Sidhu was posting videos on social media. “Sidhu was in contact with a woman friend who lives in California. He used to make videos and send it to her, and she used to upload them on his Facebook account,” PTI reported citing police sources.