CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Thursday sought conviction of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in connection with a road rage case. It told the Supreme Court that the Punjab and Haryana High Court was correct in convicting its incumbent minister.
Counsel for the Punjab government told a bench of Justices comprising Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul that the statement given by Sidhu denying his involvement in the case was false.
The state government counsel told the apex court that the victim had died after he was given fist blow by Sidhu. Identified as Gurnam Singh, the victim was a resident of Patiala.
The government further said that the trial court was wrong in its finding that Singh had died of cardiac arrest and not brain haemorrhage.
“There is not a single evidence that suggests that the cause of death was cardiac arrest and not brain haemorrhage. The trial court verdict was rightly set aside by the High Court. Accused A1 (Navjot Singh Sidhu) had given a fiesty blow to deceased Gurnam Singh leading to his death through brain haemorrhage,” the state government counsel told the bench.