"Saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise"
Deep Sidhu died in an accident on the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal Expressway on February 15, 2022.
According to the police, his Scorpio car had rammed into a parked truck.
There were three people in the car; two of them died at the scene, whilst another sustained injuries.
Deep Sidhu was arrested after being accused of playing a part in the conspiracy to hoist a Sikh flag at Red Fort on Republic Day.
Following his arrest in February 2021, the police had claimed he intended to “create violence and disregard our national flag”.
It had also told a Delhi court that Sidhu was “the main rioter and instigator” of the Red Fort incident and that he had been seen in a video with “swords, sticks and flags”.
The court, however, had granted him bail in the case saying that the prosecution had sought to make an example of him since he was popular.
Hours later, the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch arrested Deep Sidhu over the charge of damaging the monument.
The Delhi court granted bail for the second time calling his arrest a “vicious and sinister action” and added that it “amounts to playing fraud with the established criminal process.”
Sidhu was also accused of having ties with the BJP and provoking protesters to march towards Red Fort.
He was side-lined by farmer unions in wake of the Republic Day violence.
Deep Sidhu started his career with the Punjabi film Ramta Jogi which was produced by Dharmendra under Vijayta Films.
Talking about his first film, Deep had said: “Ramta Jogi is my first film where I play the role of a motorcycle mechanic.
“I’m fortunate to get the backing of the Deol family, the first Punjabi family of Bollywood.
“I’m quite excited. We all have worked very hard towards this film.
“Being the main actor, I feel a sense of responsibility and don’t want to let the team down.”
The Punjabi actor was last seen in Jora – The Second Chapter.
Directed by Amardeep Singh Gill, Deep Sidhu starred in the film alongside Mahie Gill and Japji Khaira.
Produced by Mandeep Singh Sidhu, Harpreet Singh Devgun, Amrinder Singh and Vimal Chopra, the film was released in November 2020.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi expressed his grief over the death of the actor.
In a tweet, he wrote: “Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of renowned actor and social activist, #DeepSidhu.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family and fans.”