A road rage case filed against Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in 1998 in which one person was killed in the incident 20 years ago will be reopened by the Supreme Court to see whether he would be sent to jail.
In May this year, the bench of Justices J Chelameswar (now retired) and Sanjay Kishan Kaul in the Supreme Court acquitted him with a fine of Rs. 1,000 after it decided there was no evidence to prove his hand in the death of the man.
The review petition was then examined by a two-judge bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
In December 1998, Navjot Singh and his friend Rupinder Singh Sandhu got into an argument with Gurnam Singh over parking space in Patiala, following which they both allegedly dragged Gurnam Singh out of his car and hit him. He later died.
A sessions court had acquitted Mr Sidhu and Mr Sandhu in 1999, but the order was quashed by the high court, which convicted them and awarded them a three-year jail term in 2006.
This post was last modified on September 12, 2018, 5:47 pm