Cricket’s brilliant player, impeccable politician and now sentenced to jail. Former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered in Patiala Court on Friday. After this, Sidhu was lodged in Patiala Central Jail. Sidhu was medically examined before being sent to jail. He was taken to Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala for examination. Let us tell you, Sidhu had cited poor health before surrendering.
Congress leader Sidhu became prisoner number 241383
The new hideout of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has now become Patiala Central Jail. Sidhu was sentenced to one year in jail in the 1988 road rage case by the Supreme Court sentenced him. Now for a year, Sidhu’s identity has been changed to prisoner number, prisoner number 241383. They have to stay in jail and follow the modalities there.
Navjot Singh Sidhu will get these things in jail.
According to media reports, a table, a chair, and a cupboard have been given to Sidhu, the former president of Punjab Congress, in Patiala Central Jail. Apart from this, they were given two turbans, one blanket, three underwear, two towels, a mosquito net, a pen, a notebook, and one pair of shoes. The prisoner number for Sidhu Jail is 241383; he is kept in barrack number 7.
Navjot Singh Sidhu may get released soon.
Sidhu has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year. But Sidhu may also get an early release. It is worth noting that if Sidhu’s conduct remains good in jail, his sentence can be reduced. Yes, due to good behaviour, if the Punjab government gives him a special exemption, then Sidhu can be released from jail soon. Sidhu can be released eight months in advance.
In jail, Sidhu will work in a factory. Due to this, he will get 48 days’ leave in a year. This will reduce his jail term by about one and a half months. Apart from this, the jail superintendent has the right to give an additional 30 days exemption from punishment to the prisoner. In such a situation, if Sidhu follows the rules and modalities of the jail and the jail authorities are happy with him, then Sidhu can also benefit from this.
What is the whole matter?
On December 27, 1988, Sidhu and his friend Rupinder Singh Sandhu fought with an elder named Gurnam Singh over car parking in Patiala. Gurnam died in the fight. A case of culpable homicide was registered against Sidhu and his friend Rupinder. However, Navjot Singh Sidhu had earlier gotten relief in this matter. But the family members of the person who died during the road rage had filed a review petition.