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SC holds Sidhu guilty in 1988 road rage case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Tuesday convicted Cricketer-turned-politician in the 1988 road rage case.

has been booked under Section 304 (II), amounting to culpable homicide but not amounting to murder, and Section 323, which entails punishment for voluntarily causing harm, and will be required to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000.

In April, the government had sought the conviction of and also pleaded before it to uphold the order of the and in the road rage case.

Soon after, the on April 18 reserved its judgement on the appeal filed by the former Indian

As per the prosecution, the road rage case dates back to December 27, 1988, when Sidhu, in a road rage case, had punched one 65-year-old in Patiala, Punjab, subsequently resulting in the latter's death.

Giving Sidhu the benefit of doubt, the Judge of had on September 22, 1999, acquitted him and his associate, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, due to lack of evidence in the case.

However, the same was challenged by the state and the victim's families before the and Haryana High Court, which had in 2006, convicted and sentenced Sidhu to three years' imprisonment.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:05 IST