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Punjab government supports Sidhu's conviction in road rage case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The government on Thursday supported in the the decision of the and High Court convicting and former in a three-decade-old road rage case.

A bench of Justice and Justice was informed by the government that 65 year-old had died after a fist blow from cricketer-turned-politician

The government said there was no evidence at all to suggest that died of cardiac arrest and not brain hemorrhage and trial court verdict was rightly set aside by the Punjab and High Court.

The trial court at Patiala in Punjab had acquitted 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 High Court had said that did not die of cardiac arrest but by the injury on the temporal region. Sidhu was awarded three years in jail for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The High Court had suspended the sentence to enable Sidhu appeal in the

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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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 20:48 IST