SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term
New Delhi: In a big relief to former cricketer and Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted him from culpable homicide charges in a 30-year-old road rage case for which he was awarded three-year jail term.
A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reversed the High Court order and found Sidhu guilty of voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man.
The bench said Sidhu is guilty of Section 323 of IPC and is fined Rs 1,000 for the offence but did not award any sentence.
The court acquitted the co-accused Rupinder Singh Sandhu.
Sandhu was sentenced to a three-year jail by the Punjab & Haryana High Court in the case.