Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday urged the Supreme Court docket to dismiss overview petition within the highway rage case in opposition to him. The Supreme Court docket is schedule to listen to the overview petition right now.
Sidhu, in reply to overview petition, says the overview petition just isn’t maintainable and the incident occurred 33 years in the past.
Navjot Singh Sidhu additionally cites his impeccable popularity and clear antecedents and urges the Supreme Court docket to not alter his sentence within the case.
The highway rage incident dates again to December 27, 1988, when Sidhu had allegedly punched one 65-year-old Gurnam Singh in Patiala, Punjab, ensuing within the latter’s loss of life.
The Periods Court docket Decide of Patiala on September 22, 1999, had acquitted Sidhu and his affiliate, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, as a consequence of lack of proof within the case.
The trial court docket had acquitted Sidhu, whereas the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket reversed his acquittal, convicting him below Part 304 Half II, Indian Penal Code (IPC), for culpable murder not amounting to homicide. The sufferer’s household had appealed to the Supreme Court docket that earlier imprisonment sentence of three years given by the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket ought to be enhanced.
The alleged incident passed off on December 27, 1998, when Sidhu, in a highway rage case, allegedly overwhelmed Gurnam Singh on his head, on account of which Gurnam Singh succumbed to his accidents
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