Road rage case: Navjot Sidhu goes on the back foot


New Delhi, Apr 12 (UNI) Punjab government on Thursday sought that the Supreme Court uphold conviction and the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in a road rage case.

According to the prosecution, the case involving Sidhu is 30 years old. The fracas took place on December 27, 1998, when Sidhu, in a road rage case, had allegedly beaten Gurnam Singh on his head, as a result of which he died.

Counsel, appearing for the Punjab government, Sangram Singh Saron, submitted to the apex court that the statement given by Sidhu denying his involvement in the case was false.

Sessions Court Judge of Patiala had on September 22, 1999, acquitted Sidhu and his associate, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, due to lack of evidence in the case.

It was challenged by the state and the victim’s families before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had in 2006, convicted and sentenced Sidhu to three years imprisonment.

Later that year, Sidhu had filed an appeal before the apex court challenging the High Court judgement.