Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was awarded one-year rigorous imprisonment in a 1988 road rage case by the Supreme Court on Thursday. The sentence drew a sharp reaction from political opponents on social media.
However, Sidhu reacted on Twitter saying “Will submit to the majesty of law ….”
The top court noted that 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.
The apex court had agreed to examine the review petition filed by the family members of the deceased in September 2018. The Supreme Court had also issued the notice and restricted to the quantum of sentence.
On May 15, 2018, the SC set aside the Punjab and Haryana high court order convicting Sidhu of culpable homicide and awarding him a three-year jail term in the case, but had held him guilty of causing hurt to a senior citizen.
Will submit to the majesty of law ….— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) May 19, 2022