Sidhu set to go to jail: Chief Justice denies relief; Sidhu will surrender today, otherwise police will take action

 Sidhu set to go to jail: Chief Justice denies relief; Sidhu will surrender today, otherwise police will take action


Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu will now have to go to jail. The Supreme Court has refused to immediately hear the curative petition. Sidhu will now have to surrender in court, otherwise Punjab Police will arrest him.


Earlier, on the petition of Sidhu's lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Justice AM Khanwilkar said that we are sending the matter to the Chief Justice, he will decide to hear it. Sidhu had sought one week's extension from the court on grounds of health.


What is Curative Petition?

Curative petition is the last source of relief to any convict. In this, the Supreme Court uses Article 142. Recently, the Supreme Court had used this article to grant interim bail to SP leader Azam Khan and to release the Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict. In this, the Supreme Court decides by exercising its power in any pending matter.


Sidhu supporters were called to Patiala

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the sentence of Sidhu by one year in the 34-year-old road rage case. At the same time, supporters have been called at the time of Sidhu's surrender. Patiala District Congress President Narinder Pal Lali has also sent a message to the party workers in this regard. Sidhu is currently present in his Patiala house. Where his supporters have started reaching Congress leaders.


The order from the High Court will reach the Sessions Court

The Supreme Court's order to punish Sidhu for one year will first reach the Punjab-Haryana High Court. From there they will be sent to the District and Sessions Court of Patiala. If Sidhu himself surrenders then fine, otherwise the concerned police station will be asked to arrest him.


Akali leaders said - yesterday they climbed on an elephant, today their health deteriorated

Youth Akali Dal chief Parambans Singh Bunty Romana took a jibe at Sidhu. He said that at the time of climbing the elephant, he was in good health. There is panic while surrendering. It was said yesterday that we fully respect the law.


Sidhu has undergone surgery, he is not afraid of going to jail: Media Advisor

To this Sidhu's media advisor Surinder Dalla said that Sidhu had made a symbolic demonstration. He has had surgery. Which is currently undergoing treatment. Sidhu cannot eat wheat bread, he eats a special diet. He has liver problem. He also has a problem with his feet. Sidhu is not afraid of jail but is giving complete information before going there. Sidhu is ready to surrender any time.



On 27 December 1988, Sidhu had a fight with 65-year-old Gurnam Singh over parking in Patiala. Sidhu punches him. Later Gurnam Singh died. A case of culpable homicide was registered against Sidhu and his friend Rupinder Singh.

In 1999, the sessions court acquitted Sidhu for lack of evidence. The aggrieved party moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against it.

In 2006, the High Court sentenced Sidhu to three years' imprisonment and a fine of one lakh rupees.


Sidhu surrendered in court in January 2007. In which he was sent to jail. Sidhu then went to the Supreme Court.


On 16 May 2018, the Supreme Court acquitted Sidhu under section 304IPC on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. However, IPC section 323, i.e. in the case of causing hurt, imposed a fine of one thousand. Against this the victim's family filed a review petition in the SC.


On 19 May 2022, the Supreme Court, changing its decision on Sidhu, sentenced him to one year imprisonment for 323IPC i.e. for causing hurt.




Victim's family said - we are satisfied

The family of the deceased Gurnam Singh said that they are satisfied with the decision. His daughter-in-law Parveen Kaur said that his morale was never broken in 34 years of fighting. He never paid attention to Sidhu's reputation as a cricketer and leader. Their only aim was to get Sidhu punished. in which he was successful.

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