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Navjot Singh Sidhu faces 1 year imprisonment for a 34 year old case

Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former president of the Punjab Congress, has suffered a huge setback. In the 34-year-old road rage case, the Supreme Court ordered Sidhu to one year of imprisonment. Sidhu was demonstrating in Patiala on the issue of inflation while riding on an elephant when the Supreme Court delivered the judgement today.

The Incident 

In 1988, Navjot Singh Sidhu was charged with the murder of a Gurnam Singh. Sidhu was accused of parking a gypsy car in the middle of a road near Patiala’s Sheranwala gate crossing on December 27, 1988. Two people, including the deceased, were headed to a bank nearby to withdraw money at the time. Gurnam Singh, the man, requested that Sidhu remove the vehicle. However, when Sidhu and his companion, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, refused to move, the debate between them devolved into a brawl.

34 year old Road Rage Case 

Navjot Sidhu allegedly hit Gurnam Singh in the face, causing his death. Sidhu and his friend Rupinder Singh were charged with culpable homicide by the Patiala police. Due to a lack of evidence, the trial court acquitted Navjot Singh Sidhu in 1999, but the aggrieved party appealed to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Sidhu allegedly hit Gurnam Singh in the head, causing a cerebral haemorrhage, according to Gurnam Singh’s relatives.

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Sidhu was sentenced to three years in prison by the High Court in 2006. Sidhu appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court .  The Supreme Court granted him relief by imposing a fine of one thousand rupees. Gurnam Singh’s relatives then filed a review petition at the Supreme Court. Following this, the Supreme Court today sentenced him to a year in prison.

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