PATIALA: Former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to release from Jail on April 1. Navjot Singh Sidhu shall get the benefit of not taking any leave during the entire sentence. Earlier, his release was expected on January 26, 2023, but due to the absence of their name in the file sent to the Cabinet, the release was not possible.
Sidhu was imprisoned on May 20, 2022. The leader did not took any leave during the whole year of his sentence. Due to which, it is being speculated that he is likely to release on April 1. According to experts, apart from NDPS and federal offences, 4 to 5 days of relaxation in a month is given depending on the work assigned in a month and the behavior of the inmates. Apart from this, the prisoner also gets the benefit of some government holidays. On the other hand, Navjot Singh Sidhu did not ask for leave even once during the entire sentence.
Notably, Navjot Sidhu is serving one-year imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage case. Gurnam Singh, 65, had died allegedly after being assaulted by Sidhu over a parking altercation.
It is worth mentioning here that the discussion about the release of Navjot Singh Sidhu started from December 2022. A large section of the Punjab Congress was also involved in preparations to welcome Sidhu. Everyone expected that Navjot Singh Sidhu would be release on 26 January 2023. However, when the R-day came there was no official announcement from the state government on Sidhu's release.
Reacting on this, Several Punjab Congress leaders slammed the Aam Aadmi party government for not releasing Navjot Singh Sidhu prematurely from the Patiala prison.
Navjot Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, tweeted, "Navjot Singh Sidhu falls in the category of ferocious animal so the govt doesn't want to extend the 75th year of independence relief to him. You are all requested to stay away from him."
About the case.....
On December 27, 1988, Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu and his friend allegedly parked their car in the middle of the road near Sheranwala Gate crossing in Patiala. When 65-year-old Gurnam Singh reached the spot in a car. He asked them to move aside. In anger, Sidhu brutally beat up Gurnam. After that, Sidhu and his friend escaped from the spot. People took Gurnam to the local Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
After so many years, the Supreme Court imposed a one-year jail term on Navjot Singh Sidhu in road rage case. Accepting this, former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted, "Will submit to the majesty of law."