Navjot Sidhu1988 road rage case, judgement tomorrow

May 14, 2018 - PatialaPolitics

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will pronounce 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.

However, the high court reversed the verdict and held him and co-accused Rupinder Singh Sandhu guilty of culpablehomicide not amounting to murder in December, 2006.The high court sentenced them to three-year imprisonment and imposed a fine ofRs 1 lakh each on the convicts. In 2007, the apex court stayed the conviction of Sidhu and Sandhu in the case, paving theway for him to contest the by-poll for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.As per the prosecution case, Sidhu and Sandhu were allegedly present in a Gypsy parked near Sheranwala Gate Crossing on December 27, 1988, when Gurnam Singh, Jaswinder Singh and one other were going to the bank to withdraw money for a marriage function.