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Navjot Sidhu Seeks More Time To Surrender, Cites Medical Reasons

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ordered one-year “rigorous imprisonment” for Navjot Sidhu

New Delhi:

Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in the present day requested a number of extra weeks to give up on well being grounds, a day after the Supreme Court sentenced him to 1 12 months in jail in a road-rage incident wherein a person was killed 34 years in the past.

Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared for Navjot Sidhu within the Supreme Court, was instructed by Justice AM Khanwilkar to strategy the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.

Mr Sidhu had yesterday tweeted after the order that he would “submit to the majesty of law”. This morning, stories had prompt he would give up at a courtroom in Punjab’s Patiala.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ordered one-year “rigorous imprisonment” for the cricketer-turned-politician, who not too long ago stop as Punjab Congress chief after his celebration’s defeat within the state election.

Opposing Mr Sidhu’s request for time, the counsel representing Punjab mentioned: “34 years does not mean the crime dies. Now the judgment is pronounced, they want three-four weeks again.”

Mr Singhvi replied: “I am saying I will surrender. It’s your discretion to consider.”

Justice Khanwilkar mentioned: “Place a formal application and we will see. File this and mention it before the Chief Justice’s court, then we will see.”

The Supreme Court yesterday gave its ruling on a petition by the household of a person who died after a brawl with Mr Sidhu and his pal in 1988. The household had requested for a harsher sentence and a evaluate of a 2018 order of the Supreme Court acquitting him of homicide.

On December 27, 1988, Mr Sidhu bought into an argument with Gurnam Singh, a resident of Patiala, over a parking spot. Mr Sidhu and his pal, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, allegedly dragged Gurnam Singh out of his automotive and hit him. He later died in hospital.

Mr Sidhu was accused by an eyewitness of killing Gurnam Singh with a blow to the pinnacle.

The Supreme Court in 2018 ordered Mr Sidhu to pay a advantageous of Rs 1,000 rupees for voluntarily hurting an individual.

However, the courtroom, reviewing its personal order, mentioned it thought-about it “appropriate” to jail Mr Sidhu, saying “some aggravated culpability” have to be connected if an individual dies.

“In addition to the fine imposed, we consider it appropriate to impose a sentence of imprisonment for a period of one year rigorous imprisonment,” the Supreme Court mentioned.

Mr Sidhu was acquitted by a neighborhood courtroom in 1999 over lack of proof, however was convicted of culpable murder by the High Court in 2006 and sentenced to 3 years in jail.

Mr Sidhu had filed an enchantment within the Supreme Court, which lowered his sentence and dismissed the case after ordering the previous cricketer to pay a advantageous, saying the incident was 30 years outdated and Mr Sidhu had not used a weapon.

But the household of the sufferer filed for a evaluate of the 2018 judgment.

“A disproportionately light punishment humiliates and frustrates a victim of crime when the offender goes unpunished,” the Supreme Court mentioned.

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