Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sentenced to one-year imprisonment in a 34-year-old case

New Delhi – The Supreme Court has sentenced Congress leader and ex-cricketer Navjot Sing Sidhu to one year’s imprisonment in a road rage case that caused the death of an individual. On 15 May 2018, in this very case, the Supreme Court of India sentenced Sidhu a fine of Rs 1,000 only. A review petition was filed against this decision. Thereafter, the Court cancelled its previous decision and changed it to one-year imprisonment. This incident happened in 1988.

Sidhu charged under the IPC Section 323

There is a provision for a maximum of one-year imprisonment for a crime under IPC section 323; when a person intentionally (omitting the provisions prescribed under Section 334) voluntarily injures another person. The accused will be sentenced to one-year imprisonment or a penalty of Rs. 1,000 or both.

Editorial viewpoint

When the accused gets punished after 34 years, can it be said that the victim has gotten justice ?



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