Life dedicated to Punjab, says Sidhu after SC quashes jail term

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Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Punjab Minister of Local Government Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Tuesday his life is dedicated to Punjab and that he always believes that the Almighty is on his side.

Sidhu, who got relief from the Supreme Court on Tuesday, which acquitted him in the culpable homicide case and spared him from the jail term — awarded to him by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2006 in the 1988 road rage case in which a man had died — said there were people in Punjab who tried to draw political mileage from his case.

Reacting to the verdict, Sidhu said his life was dedicated to serving Punjab.

He said that he would meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi soon.

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A 65-year-old man Gurnam Singh had died when Sidhu slapped him after an altercation on the road over parking in Patiala city of Punjab in 1988.

The family of the victim had gone to the Supreme Court against Sidhu.

–IANS

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