Road Rage Case: A brilliant player of cricket, impeccable politician and now sentenced to one year in jail. Former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered in Patiala Court on Friday.
After this Sidhu was lodged in Patiala Central Jail. Sidhu was medically examined before being sent to jail. He was taken to Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala for examination. Let us tell you, Sidhu had cited poor health before surrendering.
The new hideout of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has now become Patiala Central Jail. Sidhu was sentenced to one year in jail in the 1988 road rage case by the Supreme Court.
Now for a year, Sidhu's identity has been changed to prisoner number, prisoner number 241383.
According to media reports, a table, a chair as well as a cupboard have been given to Sidhu in Patiala Central Jail. Apart from this, they have been given two turbans, one blanket, three underwear, two towels, a mosquito net, a pen, a notebook, and one pair of shoes. Sidhu is kept in barrack number 7.
Sidhu has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year. But Sidhu may also get an early release. It is worth noting that if Sidhu's conduct remains good in jail, then his sentence can be reduced.
Due to good conduct, if the Punjab government gives him a special exemption, then Sidhu can be released from jail soon. Sidhu can be released 8 months in advance.
In jail, Sidhu will work in a factory. Due to this, he will get 48 days' leave in a year. Even this will reduce his jail term by about one and a half months. Apart from this, the jail superintendent has the right to give an additional 30 days exemption from punishment to the prisoner.
In such a situation, if Sidhu follows the rules and modalities of the jail and the jail authorities are happy with him, then Sidhu can also benefit from this.
On December 27, 1988, Sidhu and his friend Rupinder Singh Sandhu had a fight with a man named Gurnam Singh over car parking in Patiala. Gurnam died in the fight. A case of culpable homicide was registered against Sidhu and his friend Rupinder.
However, Navjot Singh Sidhu had earlier got relief in this matter. But the family members of the person who died during the road rage had filed a review petition.