Navjot Singh Sidhu may be jailed in 1988 Road Rage Case

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Former Indian Cricketer and Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu possibly may be in trouble as the Supreme Court has reopened the road rage case, in which a man died 20 years back. Earlier on May 15, SC had let him off on a fine of Rs.1000 after finding him guilty of only ‘voluntarily causing hurt’ and acquitting him of charges of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’.

Acting on an appeal filed by Sidhu against a three-year jail term handed down by High Court, the Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider the quantum of punishment for cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.

SC orders came on Wednesday after the deceased’s family filed a petition. In such cases, the punishment is a fine, one year jail term, or both.

A notice has been issued to the Punjab Minister on the point of punishment.

“Permission to file the Review Petition is granted. Delay condoned. Issue notice restricted to quantum of sentence qua respondent no. 1 – Navjot Singh Sidhu,” stated a bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjay K Kaul.

The prosecution claimed that victim Gurnam Singh was beaten up by Sidhu in a road rage accident in December 1998, where Gurnam was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

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