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Supreme Court Awards Navjot Sidhu 1 Year In Jail

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court sentenced Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in jail in a 34-year-old road rage case on Thursday. The cricketer-turned-politician must surrender and serve a year’s “rigorous imprisonment”, the top court said.

“Will submit to the majesty of law…,” the 58-year-old former Punjab Congress chief tweeted. Sidhu had taken part in a protest on fuel prices on Thursday morning.

The Supreme Court ruling came on a petition by the family of a man who died following a brawl with Sidhu and his friend back in 1988. The family had demanded for graver charges against Sidhu and a review of the apex court’s 2018 order that acquitted him of murder charges and imposed a fine of ₹ 1,000.

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