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07 December, 2006

Sidhu sentenced to three-year RI

Chennai Online News
Chandigarh, Dec 6: Former BJP MP and popular cricket commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu was today sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment in a case involving him in death due to road rage 18 years ago.
   Giving the quantum of punishment, Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and Justice Baldev Singh of Punjab and Haryana High Court suspended the sentence till January 31 to enable Sidhu file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court, which means he will not go to jail.
...Sidhu, dressed in a blue suit and turban, was present in the jampacked court during the arguments which lasted two hours. BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Avinash Khanna, Satyapal Jain and Akali Dal leader Daljit Singh Cheema were present in the court....