By LE Desk
New Delhi, April 23: A court here has allowed a Delhi Police plea to obtain the voice sample of actor-activist Deep Sidhu, accused in connection with the Red Fort violence on the Republic Day.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sahil Gupta yesterday allowed the application in which the police claimed that in order to authenticate the voice of the accused in several videos (Facebook live, TV interviews etc.), it was necessary that his voice was matched with the voice in those video clippings, The Tribune reported.
Sidhu was arrested on February 9 and was granted bail by a Delhi court on April 16 in the case.
He was later arrested in another related case and is currently in judicial custody, while his bail application is pending in the matter.
In its application, the police said that during the investigation, it came to the notice that accused was live on Facebook page and also made various posts on the date of incident.
“These video clips/Facebook live have been taken on record which contain the voice of accused,” the police told the court, while seeking his voice sample.
The application was opposed by Sidhu’s counsel, saying that the police plea was an infringement of his fundamental rights.