SUPREME COURT TO HEAR REVIEW PETITION IN 1988 ROAD RAGE CASE AGAINST SIDHU
4 February 2022
The Supreme Court will on Thursday take up a petition to reconsider the quantum of punishment awarded to Congress Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in a 1988 road rage case, in which a senior citizen lost his life. Sidhu was let off in 2018 with a fine of meagre ₹1,000 in the case.
This comes just weeks before Punjab is set to hold Assembly elections; the cricketer-turned-politician is contesting from Amritsar East constituency.
A special bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul are likely to consider the review petition.
The case pertains to a road rage incident in 1988 involving Sidhu. According to a report by ANI, Sidhu and his aide Rupinder Singh Sandhu were in a Gypsy parked in the middle of a road near the Sheranwala Gate Crossing in Patiala on December 27, 1988, while a 65-year-old Gurnam Singh along with two others were on their way to the bank. It is alleged that the victim asked the two men to remove their car from the crossing, which led to an altercation between them. Reports say that Gurnam Singh died in the incident after being beaten up by Sidhu. The Congress leader, however, claims that Singh died of a cardiac arrest.
News Source : Hindustan Times
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