A Delhi court on 16th April granted actor-activist Deep Sidhu bail on a personal bond of Rs. 30,000 and two sureties of like amount. Deep had been arrested on 9th February in connection with the violence that took place at Red Fort in Delhi on Republic Day.
The court rejected the prosecution’s contention that the accused might abscond if released on bail. It also said, the prosecution’s case rested largely on the contents of video recordings and footage available and accessible to/by all on social media in the public domain, and there was a remote possibility of the accused being able to interfere with the content on such platforms.