Navjot Sidhu seeks more time to surrender, SC refuses to entertain plea

The apex court had on Thursday imposed a sentence of one year rigorous imprisonment on Sidhu in a road rage case

Navjot Singh Sidhu

File Photo: Supreme Court imposes one-year rigorous imprisonment on Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in the 1988 Road Rage Case

New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's plea seeking more time to surrender, a day after he was sentenced to one year in prison in a 1988 road rage case.

Sidhu on Friday approached the Apex Court seeking a few weeks' time to surrender to undergo the sentence imposed on him in a 1988 road rage case.

The apex court had on Thursday imposed a sentence of one year rigorous imprisonment on Sidhu in the case, saying any undue sympathy to impose an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law.

Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Sidhu, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar and said the former cricketer needed a few weeks to surrender.

He will of course surrender shortly, Singhvi told the bench, adding, We want a few weeks to surrender. It is after 34 years. He wants to organise his medical affairs.

The bench, also comprising Justice J B Pardiwala, told Singhvi that the judgement in the matter was passed by a special bench.

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You can file that application and mention it before the Chief Justice, the bench said.

CJI NV Ramana refused to hear the plea for setting up a special bench for an urgent hearing.

First Published: May 20 2022 | 12:17 PM IST

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