Navjot Singh Sidhu sentenced a year in prison for a 1988 road rage case.

The victim’s family had demanded harder reprimand for the former minister. Replying to their review plea a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul passed the order.

May 19, 2022 03:00 pm

Today Congress leader and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to an year of imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage case in which a 65-year-old man was killed.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul passed the order on a review plea filed by the victim's family seeking a harsher punishment for the former minister.

The court had in May 2018 held Sidhu guilty of "voluntarily causing hurt" to Guram Singh but spared him a jail term and fined him Rs 1,000.

Sidhu, who joined the Congress in 2017 after spending years in the BJP, was found guilty of "voluntarily causing hurt" under Section 323 of the Indian Penal Code by the court in May 2018.

Sidhu had on December 27, 1988, pulled Singh out of his car at a traffic intersection in his home town of Patiala in Punjab and assaulted him over a disagreement about vehicle driving.

In 2006, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had found Sidhu guilty of violating Section 304-II of the IPC and sentenced him to three years in prison.