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The top court had on May 15, held that there were lapses in the investigation but said a person cannot be convicted on basis of doubts.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has emerged stronger in state politics, particularly in the ruling Congress, and is ready to take on his critics.
The Punjab cabinet minister thanked God for helping him during the "trying times" and expressed gratitude to people for their blessings.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh welcomes Supreme Court verdict in road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu
The Supreme Court today convicted Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case and imposed a Rs 1,000 fine on him.
Supreme Court holds Navjot Singh Sidhu guilty in road rage case, fines him Rs 1000 and spares jail term
A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said Sidhu is guilty of Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC and is fined Rs 1,000 for the offence.
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its judgment on Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s appeal against a Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict sentencing him to three-year imprisonment.
Senior advocate R S Cheema, appearing for Sidhu, said that the evidence brought on record regarding the cause of death of the victim were "indefinite and contradictory".
Congress led state government has urged the Supreme Court to uphold the three-year jail sentence ordered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu
The incident dates back to December 27, 1988, when Sidhu had allegedly hit 65-year-old Gurnam Singh in an incident of road rage at Patiala, Punjab, resulting in the latter's death.