Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu faced a massive setback as he was sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court on Thursday in a 1988 road rage case in which a person had died from fistblow inuries.
Navjot Singh Sidhu was recently defeated in the Punjab elections. After that, Punjab Congress president led his party into the elections with the promise of a massive victory.
However, his party delivered very poor results in the election and Sidhu received a massive backlash and also lost the election after standing from a seat.
The former Indian cricketer had to resign from the post of Congress state president. Things were not going well for Navjot Singh Sidhu in terms of his political career.
Sidhu’s lawyer senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi requested a week’s time for his client to surrender citing some “medical conditions”.
He said,”He will of course surrender shortly”.
Singhvi earlier told the Supreme Court bench, adding,”We want a few weeks to surrender. It is after 34 years. He wants to organise his medical affairs.
However, the top court has asked Singhvi to drop a proper application and mention it before the CJI bench.
The bench, also comprising Justice J B Pardiwala, told Singhvi that the judgement in the matter was passed by a special bench.