- He and his associated were accused of hitting a man over parking spot, leading to his death
New Delhi: Congress leader and former cricketer Navjyot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a road rage case of 1988.
Sidhu and his associate Rupinder Singh Sandhu had allegedly got into a brawl with one Gurnam Singh over a parking spot on December 27, 1988.
The duo allegedly dragged Gurnam Singh out of his car and beat him. He died later.
His family filed a case against Navjyot Singh Sidhu and Rupinder Singh Sandhu. However, a Sessions court in Patiala had acquitted them in 1999 citing lack of evidence.
This order was challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Sidhu was convicted for culpable homicide in 2006 and awarded three years in jail.
In 2018, the Supreme Court set aside the HC order, observing that there was no evidence that the victim had died of a single blow. Sandhu, too, was acquitted.
Gurnam Singh’s family approached the Apex Court and sought a review as well as imposition of tougher charges.
The review petition was challenged by Sidhu, but the SC rejected his request.
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