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Navjot Singh Sidhu gets one-year jail in 1988 road rage case

The order was delivered by a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul today.

Sheenu Sharma Edited by: Sheenu Sharma @20Sheenu New Delhi Updated on: May 19, 2022 20:23 IST
1988 road rage case, Supreme Court deliver judgement on review petition against Navjot Singh Sidhu,
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Navjot Singh Sidhu gets one year jail in 1988 road rage case. 

Highlights

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu sentenced to 1-year imprisonment in 1988 road rage case today
  • Supreme Court imposes rigorous imprisonment on the Congress leader in a 3-decade-old case
  • The order was delivered by a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul

Navjot Singh Sidhu news: The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered its order on the review petition in a three-decade-old road rage case filed by the victim's family against Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Sidhu has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment in the 1988 road rage case. 

The order was delivered by a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Earlier, the court had reserved the order on an application seeking to enlarge the scope of notice in a road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu. 

The application was also filed in an ongoing review petition.

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had earlier opposed the plea seeking to enlarge the scope of the road rage case against him citing earlier order of the apex court which held that there was no evidence that the death of the victim was caused by a single blow in the road rage case.

Know more about 1988 road rage case and what all happened in past: 

Earlier, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and sentencing him to three years in jail in a 1988 road rage case.

A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict after hearing the arguments.

Senior advocate R S Cheema, appearing for Sidhu, said that the evidence brought on record regarding the cause of death of the victim were "indefinite and contradictory".

He also said that the medical opinion regarding the cause of death of the deceased, Gurnam Singh, was "vague".

The bench also reserved its verdict on the appeal filed by Rupinder Singh Sandhu, who along with Sidhu was sentenced to three years in jail by the high court in the case.

Sidhu, who had quit the BJP and joined the Congress days before the Punjab Assembly election last year, had earlier told the bench that the findings of the high court were based on "opinion" and not on medical evidence.

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