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Navjot Singh Sidhu Gets 1-Yr Imprisonment in Road Rage Case

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Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 19, 2022 at 20:28 IST

The Supreme Court sentenced former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu to ‘oneyear rigorous imprisonment’ in a three-decade old Road Rage Case in which a person had died.

Bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and S K Kaul rejected the Plea for imposing Culpable Homicide not amounting to murder charge under Section 304A of Indian Penal Code on Sidhu.

In 2018, the Top Court had convicted Sidhu for the offence of “Voluntarily Causing Hurt”, but had acquitted him in connection with the Culpable Homicide charges. The Court had then spared him a jail term and only imposed a fine of Rs 1,000.

In September 2018, the Apex Court had agreed to examine a Review Petition filed by the family members of the deceased.

Sessions Court Judge of Patiala on September 22, 1999, acquitted 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 & Haryana High Court, which had in 2006, convicted and sentenced Sidhu to three years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs.1 lakh each on them.

Sidhu then filed an appeal before the Apex Court challenging this order.