SC reserves verdict on Sidhu's plea in 1988 road rage case
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and sentencing him to three years in jail in a 1988 road rage case.
A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict after hearing the arguments. Senior advocate R Cheema, appearing for Sidhu, said that the evidence brought on record regarding the cause of death of the victim were "indefinite and contradictory".
He also said that the medical opinion regarding the cause of death of the deceased, Gurnam Singh, was "vague".
The bench also reserved its verdict on the appeal filed by Rupinder Singh Sandhu, who along with Sidhu was sentenced to three years in jail by the high court in the case.
Sidhu, who had quit the BJP and joined the Congress days before the Punjab Assembly election last year, had earlier told the bench that the findings of the high court were based on "opinion" and not on medical evidence. However, the Amarinder Singh government had on April 12 favoured in the top court the HC verdict convicting and awarding the 3-year jail term to Sidhu. mpost