Congress’s Navjot Sidhu Gets 1 Year In Jail In 34-Year-Old Road Rage Case


Navjot Sidhu was acquitted in connection with culpable homicide charges. (FILE)

New Delhi:

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been sentenced to a year in jail in a 1988 road rage case.

Navjot Sidhu has to surrender before a court.

The case involves charges that on December 27, 1988, Mr Sidhu beat Gurnam Singh on his head, leading to his death.

The court had earlier reserved its order on an application seeking to enlarge the scope of notice in the road rage case. The application was also filed in an ongoing review petition.

Mr Sidhu has opposed the plea seeking to enlarge the scope of the road rage case against him citing earlier order of the Supreme Court which held that there was no evidence that the death of the victim was caused by a single blow.

The former Punjab Congress chief was acquitted in connection with culpable homicide charges but was convicted of voluntarily causing hurt.

A Sessions Court Judge of Patiala had on September 22, 1999, acquitted Mr Sidhu and his associate citing lack of evidence and giving the benefit of the doubt.

It was then challenged by the victim’s families before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which in 2006, convicted and sentenced Mr Sidhu to three years imprisonment. Mr Sidhu then filed an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging this order.

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