SC reopens road rage case against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu

SC re-opens road rage case against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu
SC re-opens road rage case against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu

Supreme Court has re-opened the road rage case against former cricketer and Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, here on Wednesday.

Victim’s family sought a review on quantum of sentence.

Sidhu was let off in the fatal road rage case after fine of Rs 1000. The earlier order was passed by J. (now retd) Chelameswar-led Bench.

The Supreme Court had earlier acquitted Navjot Singh Sidhu from culpable homicide charges in a 30-year-old road rage case for which he was awarded a three-year jail term.

A bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul acquitted Sidhu of culpable homicide not amounting to murder charges but convicted him for causing simple injury and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 without any jail term.

The court also acquitted the other accused, his cousin Rupinder Singh Sandhu, of all charges.

The incident dates to December 27, 1988 when Sidhu and his cousin had beaten up Gurnam Singh and two others in what was described as a road rage case. Gurnam Singh later died.

-PTC News