'No Comments': Navjot Sidhu After Receiving 1 Year Jail Term In Road Rage Case

On December 27, 1988, Mr Sidhu allegedly beat Gurnam Singh on his head, leading to his death.

'No Comments': Navjot Sidhu After Receiving 1 Year Jail Term In Road Rage Case

The case has gone through Session Court, High court, and Supreme Court. (file)

Chandigarh:

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sindhu refused to comment after being sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment in a three-decade-old road rage case by the Supreme Court of India on Thursday.

"No comments," Mr Sidhu told reporters on being asked about the one-year imprisonment.

The top court on Thursday allowed the review application on the issue of sentence against Mr Sidhu, saying, "We have allowed review application on the issue of sentence. In addition to the fine imposed, we impose a sentence of imprisonment of one year to be undergone by respondent Sidhu."

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

Earlier, the court had reserved the review petition in a three-decade-old road rage case filed by the family of the victim.

On December 27, 1988, Mr Sidhu allegedly beat Gurnam Singh on his head, leading to his death.

Mr Sidhu opposed the plea seeking to enlarge the scope of the road rage case against him citing earlier order of the 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.

Mr Sidhu's submission came while replying to an application filed by family members of the victim seeking to enlarge the scope of notice in the review petition in a three-decade-old road rage case against him.

Mr Sidhu, responding to the application filed by the petitioner seeking to enlarge the scope of notice, submitted that the application was devoid of any merits and ought to be dismissed.

Mr Sidhu was acquitted in connection with the culpable homicide charges but was convicted of the offence of voluntarily causing hurt. The court had slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on Sidhu. The court had also acquitted Mr Sidhu's associate, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, in the case.

The case has gone through Session Court, High court, and Supreme Court.

The Sessions Court Judge of Patiala had on September 22, 1999, acquitted Mr Sidhu and his associate, due to a lack of evidence in the case and giving the benefit of the doubt.

It was then challenged by the victim's families before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had 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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