Indian top court sentences Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in jail in 1988 road rage case
The Indian National Congress (INC) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to one-year in prison by the Indian Supreme Court on Thursday in a road rage case from 1988 in which one person was killed.
According to Indian media, Navjot Singh Sidhu had been escaping from the case for the last three decades due to legal complications and their implications.
The Supreme Court of India has ruled in road rage case after 34-years.
It may be recalled that during an argument over a parking dispute on the road in 1988, Navjot Singh Sidhu and his accomplices dragged Gurnam Singh out of a vehicle and beat him to death. The victim’s family had filed a case against Sidhu.
However, in 1999, the Indian Supreme Court acquitted Sidhu and his accomplice due to insufficient evidence, but the decision was later challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Courts, where the courts found Sidhu guilty and sentenced him to three years in prison.
In 2018, Sidhu appealed to the Supreme Court against the decision, on which the Supreme Court annulled the decision of the High Court, saying that there was no evidence that the person concerned was killed in the attack on Sidhu and his accomplice. The court convicted the Indian politician of harming a senior citizen and sentenced him to one year in prison and fined him Rs 1,000.