1988 road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu awarded one year jail term
New Delhi : Four years after Navjot Singh Sidhu was released from a road rage case with a fine of Rs 1000 over a death of a 65-year-old man, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced the punishment with a jail term on a year on a plea filed by a member of victim's family.
Soon after the announcement of the punishment, Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted: "Will submit to the majesty of law…"
According to the prosecution, Sidhu and his friend Rupinder Sandhu were in a vehicle and had an altercation with Gurnam Singh after the latter asked them to give way. Police claimed that Singh was beaten up by Sidhu, who later fled the scene. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead, the police said.
The Supreme Court in its hearing had closed the case with a fine on Navjot Singh Sidhu and his friend.