1988 highway rage case: Supreme Courtroom to ship judgement on evaluate petition in opposition to Navjot Singh Sidhu in the present day

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1988 highway rage case: Supreme Courtroom to ship judgement on evaluate petition in opposition to Navjot Singh Sidhu in the present day.

 

Highlights

  • SC might be delivering an order on evaluate petition in 3-decade-old highway rage case in opposition to Sidhu
  • The order might be delivered by a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul
  • The applying was additionally filed in an ongoing evaluate petition

The Supreme Courtroom will ship its order on the evaluate petition in a three-decade-old highway rage case filed by the sufferer’s household in opposition to Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday.

The order might be delivered by a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Earlier the courtroom had reserved the order on an utility searching for to enlarge the scope of discover in a highway rage case in opposition to Navjot Singh Sidhu. 

The applying was additionally filed in an ongoing evaluate petition.

Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has opposed the plea searching for to enlarge the scope of the highway rage case in opposition to him citing earlier order of the apex courtroom which held that there was no proof that the demise of the sufferer was brought on by a single blow within the highway rage case.

Sidhu’s submission got here whereas replying to an utility filed by relations of the sufferer searching for to enlarge the scope of discover within the evaluate petition within the highway rage case in opposition to him.

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In the meantime, the Supreme Courtroom reserved its judgment on the enchantment filed by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu difficult the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom verdict convicting and sentencing him to 3 years in jail in a 1988 highway rage case.

A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the decision after listening to the arguments.

Senior advocate R S Cheema, showing for Sidhu, mentioned that the proof introduced on document relating to the reason for demise of the sufferer had been “indefinite and contradictory”.

He additionally mentioned that the medical opinion relating to the reason for demise of the deceased, Gurnam Singh, was “imprecise”.

The bench additionally reserved its verdict on the enchantment filed by Rupinder Singh Sandhu, who together with Sidhu was sentenced to 3 years in jail by the excessive courtroom within the case.

Sidhu, who had give up the BJP and joined the Congress days earlier than the Punjab Meeting election final yr, had earlier advised the bench that the findings of the excessive courtroom had been primarily based on “opinion” and never on medical proof.

Nevertheless, the Amarinder Singh authorities had on April 12 favoured within the prime courtroom the excessive courtroom verdict convicting and awarding the three-year jail time period to Sidhu, who’s now Punjab’s tourism minister.

The previous cricketer had argued that there was “ambiguity” relating to the precise reason behind demise of Patiala resident Singh.

The counsel for the state had earlier advised the apex courtroom: “The trial courtroom verdict was rightly put aside by the Excessive Courtroom. Accused A1 (Navjot Singh Sidhu) had given fist blow to deceased Gurnam Singh resulting in his demise by mind hemorrhage.”

The state had argued that the trial courtroom was unsuitable in its findings that the person had died of cardiac arrest and never mind hemorrhage.

The counsel for the complainant had argued that Sidhu’s sentence ought to be enhanced because it was a case of homicide and the cricketer-turned-politician had intentionally eliminated the keys of the deceased’s automobile in order that he doesn’t get medical help.

Sidhu was acquitted of the homicide fees by the trial courtroom in September 1999.

Nevertheless, the excessive courtroom had reversed the decision and held Sidhu and co-accused Sandhu responsible of culpable murder not amounting to homicide in December 2006. It had sentenced them to three-year jail and imposed a superb of Rs one lakh every on the 2.

In 2007, the apex courtroom had stayed the conviction of Sidhu and Sandhu within the case, paving the best way for him to contest the by-poll for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

As per the prosecution case, Sidhu and Sandhu had been allegedly current in a Gypsy parked close to Sheranwala Gate Crossing in Patiala on December 27, 1988, when Gurnam Singh, Jaswinder Singh and one other particular person had been going to the financial institution to withdraw cash for a wedding.

It was alleged that once they reached the crossing, Gurnam Singh, driving a Maruti automobile, discovered the Gypsy in the course of the highway and requested the occupants, Sidhu and Sandhu, to take away the automobile for his or her passage. This led to heated exchanges.

The police had claimed that Singh was crushed up by Sidhu who later fled the crime scene. The injured was taken to a hospital, the place he was declared lifeless. 

(With PTI inputs) 

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