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SC to give verdict in Sidhu's road rage case today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The will announce its verdict in cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's road rage case, on Tuesday.

Last month Sidhu's argued in the court that it was not his client's fault behind the death of the victim in a road rage case.

After the government sought his conviction in the road rage case, Sidhu, on April 13, said he would submit to the majesty of the law.

The road rage incident dates back to December 27, 1988, when had allegedly punched one 65-year-old in Patiala, Punjab, resulting in the latter's death.

The Judge of on September 22, 1999, had acquitted and his associate, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, due to lack of evidence in the case.

The trial court had acquitted Sidhu, whereas the and reversed his acquittal, convicting him under Section 304 Part II, Indian Penal Code (IPC), for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The victim's family had appealed to the that earlier imprisonment sentence of three years given by the and should be enhanced.

However, the appealed to the apex court to uphold three-year imprisonment.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 07:25 IST