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Navjot Singh Sidhu Expected To Surrender Before Police Today: Reports

Navjot Singh Sidhu Expected To Surrender Before Police Today: Reports

Former Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sindhu is expected to surrender before the Patiala Police on Friday afternoon. After the Supreme Court‘s verdict of sending former cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in jail in a 1988 road rage case, Sidhu hinted that he would surrender to the Patiala police. The orders will be given to the concerned person who will come to Sidhu’s residence. From there, Navjot Singh Sidhu would be taken to the local hospital for his medical examination. Meanwhile, the police will inform the jail authorities to make arrangements to lodge Navjot Singh Sidhu. It seems that Sidhu has chosen the Patiala Jail, which is considered safer and cleaner. He had spent two nights in the Patiala Central Jail in January 2007 when he was sentenced to three-year imprisonment. For the unversed, on December 27, 1988, Navjot Singh Sidhu got into an argument with Gurnam Singh, a resident of Patiala, for a parking spot. As per reports, Sidhu and his associate Rupinder Singh Sandhu allegedly dragged Singh out of his car and hit him. Later, Gurnam Singh died. 

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