Police supposed to collect evidence for true picture, says court on Deep Sidhu's plea for fair probe
Observing that the investigating officer is “not supposed to collect evidence only to prove the guilt of the accused, rather he has to bring true picture before the court”, a Delhi court has asked Delhi Police to conduct its investigation “in a fair and impartial manner” in connection with the Red Fort violence on Republic Day, after actor turned activist Deep Sidhu claimed he was trying to pacify the crowd there on January 26.
Police told the court that Sidhu was trying to “guide police to conduct investigation in a particular manner”.
Sidhu has been arrested for allegedly instigating violent protesters at the monument.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gajender Singh Nagar, who passed the order on an application filed by Sidhu through his lawyer Abhishek Gupta, stated, “Police officials are directed to investigate on the points as mentioned in the application made by the complainant to unearth the truth.