ALSO READRoad rage case: Sidhu concludes arguments for his innocence SC to continue hearing Sidhu's plea in road rage case HC verdict convicting Navjot Singh Sidhu correct: Punjab to SC Wetland circuit will be formed in Punjab: Sidhu Punjab govt. favours HC verdict convicting its minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in road rage case
The Punjab government on Thursday supported in the Supreme Court the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court convicting incumbent minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a three-decade-old road rage case.
The government said there was no evidence at all to suggest that Gurnam Singh died of cardiac arrest and not brain hemorrhage and trial court verdict was rightly set aside by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The trial court at Patiala in Punjab had acquitted Sidhu and his cousin for beating up the victim and two others. The lower court had said medical report had stated that the victim died of a heart attack.
On appeal, the High Court had in 1999, overturned the lower court decision that the blow inflicted on the victim may have triggered the heart attack.
The hearing in the appeal will continue.
The incident dates to December 27, 1988, when Sidhu and his cousin beat up the victim in what was described as a road rage case.
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