Sidhu skips jail dinner first evening, only takes drugs: Official | Latest News India

Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu who surrendered earlier than a Patiala court docket on Friday in reference to the 1988 street rage case will earn between 40 to 60 daily throughout his one-year imprisonment sentenced by the Supreme Court. It is identical jail the place Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia can be lodged in reference to a drug case. Their barracks are, nevertheless, totally different. Also learn: Judge sends Navjot Singh Sidhu to Patiala central jail after his give up

A jail official instructed Hindustan Times Sidhu skipped his dinner on Friday saying that he already had his meals. But he took some drugs. “He is in high spirits and cooperating. There is no special meal for him. If a doctor advises any special meal, he can buy it from the jail canteen or cook himself,” the official mentioned.

As Sidhu has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment, he must work as per the jail handbook. For the first three months, nevertheless, he shall be skilled. According to the jail handbook, an unskilled inmate will get 40 per day and a talented 60 per day.

On Friday, Sidhu sought a while from the Supreme Court earlier than he surrendered as he mentioned he needed to organise his medical affairs. After 4pm, Sidhu surrendered earlier than the court docket of chief judicial Justice of the Peace Amit Malhan who signed the conviction warrant and ordered him to be despatched to jail. He was taken to Mata Kaushalya Hospital for the obligatory medical examination, after which he was despatched to his assigned barrack.

As reported by information company PTI, citing Sidhu’s media advisor Surinder Dalla, Sidhu suffers from medical situations like embolism and has a liver ailment.  

In 2015, Sidhu underwent acute deep vein thrombosis remedy at a Delhi hospital. Because of the deep vein thrombosis situation, Sidhu has to put on huge plastic bands on his legs in order that there isn’t any clot formation, Dalla mentioned including that Sidhu must take many medicines due to his well being issues each day. Sidhu has additionally been suggested to keep away from a food regimen containing wheat flour, his media advisor mentioned. 

The street rage case goes again to 1988, when Sidhu allegedly beat Gurnam Singh along with his hand resulting in his loss of life. In 1999, Sidhu and Rupinder Singh Sandhu who was there with Sidhu had been acquitted on account of a scarcity of proof. It was then challenged by the sufferer’s households earlier than the Punjab and Haryana excessive court docket which in 2006 had convicted Sidhu and sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment. 

Sidhu challenged the order within the Supreme Court which in 2018 held him responsible of the offence of ‘voluntarily inflicting harm’ however let him go together with a positive of 1,000. Gurnam Singh’s household sought a review of the judgment and the Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment. The apex court docket mentioned any undue sympathy in imposing an insufficient sentence would do extra hurt to the justice system and undermine the general public confidence within the efficacy of regulation.

(With inputs from Bureau and companies)

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