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Review Petition against the reduction of Navjot Singh Siddhu’s Sentence Adjourned

Lawstreet Journal 22 Mar 2022 11:45pm

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On 21st March’2022, the Supreme Court adjourned the review petition which was filed against its order of reduction of sentence of Navjot Singh Sidhu to Rs.1000 from 3 years imprisonment in a 1987 road accident case. Before the bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul the review petition were listed. 

On 25th February 2022, Navjot Singh Sidhu was asked by the Supreme Court to file a reply on the miscellaneous applications seeking punishment for him for the committal of murder. The applications held that Sidhu had committed Murder whereas he was being charged under Section 323 of Indian Penal Code 1860, i.e. for causing hurt. 

The Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra who appeared for the petitioner had submitted to the Supreme Court an application which sought the enlargement of the scope of notice. 

Therefore, he referred to the Supreme Court’s judgement in Brij Pal Singh Meena to submit that a person who causes death should not be punished in the category of hurt. He argued that there was error apparent on the face of record in the judgement against which review had been sought. The 15th May 2018 verdict was taken as reference.

The Senior Advocate P Chidambaram who represented Sidhu objected the application seeking the enlargement of the scope. He submitted that, upon the analysis of the evidence it was concluded that this is not the case where the deceased’s death was caused by Sidhu.

The Senior Advocate P Chidambaram sought time to file an affidavit in this… Continue Reading...

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