Farmer organizations claimed that Sidhu had campaigned fiercely in Gurdaspur for Bollywood actor Sunny Deol in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In December last year, Deol distanced himself from Sidhu. Some time ago a video of Sidhu went viral on social media. In this video, Sidhu Singhu was standing with the farmers on the border. In the video, he was also seen talking to a police officer in English. After this video, all the discussions started regarding the education and status of the farmers of Punjab.
The mobile numbers of Sidhu, his wife and close people were kept under surveillance by the police since January 26. It was suspected that Sidhu wanted to flee to Nepal via Bihar. When the Special Cell got the input that they came to Karnal, they were caught by trapping them there. After his arrest, various reactions started pouring in on social media in support of Sidhu. The demand for his release had started rising from many accounts, including a Twitter account named California. Sidhu was continuously active in the farmers’ movement. A few days ago, he was also issued a notice by the NIA regarding his relationship with ‘Sikhs for Justice’ (SFJ). He was wanted in a case registered in connection with inciting a mob at the Red Fort on Republic Day.