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1988 Road Rage Case: Navjot Sidhu, Given 1 Year Jail By Supreme Court, Surrenders

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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu today surrendered in a court in Punjab’s Patiala, a day after the Supreme Court sentenced him to one year in jail in a road-rage incident in which a man was killed 34 years ago.

Sidhu Sought Time To Surrender

Earlier Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday approached the Supreme Court seeking a few weeks’ time to surrender to undergo the sentence.

Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment.

Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Sidhu, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar and said the former cricketer needed a few weeks to surrender.

He will of course surrender shortly, Singhvi told the bench, adding, We want a few weeks to surrender. It is after 34 years. He wants to organise his medical affairs.

The bench, also comprising Justice J B Pardiwala, told Singhvi that the judgement in the matter was passed by a special bench.

“You can file that application and mention it before the Chief Justice. If the Chief Justice constitutes that bench today, we will consider that. If that bench is not available, it will have to be constituted. A special bench was constituted for that matter,” the bench observed.

Singhvi said he will try to mention the matter before the Chief Justice.

(With PTI inputs)

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