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Navjot Singh Sidhu: SC reopens 1998 road rage case, will decide if Congress leader should go to jail

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In a major setback for cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to review the previous order in a 1988 road rage case against him. The top court will take a decision on whether Sidhu should be sent to jail or not.

Accepting a review petition in this regard, the apex court has issued a notice to the Congress leader and sought his response on the issue. The notice was issued by a bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

In May, Sidhu was found guilty of voluntarily causing hurt in the 1988 road rage case. The Congress leader was, however, spared the jail term with the top court acquitting him ‘for culpable homicide not amounting to murder’.