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Navjot Singh Sidhu alleges ‘security lapse’ at his residence after ‘suspicious character’ seen on terrace

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Navjot Singh Sidhu is Jain since May 2022.  (file photo)

Navjot Singh Sidhu is Jain since May 2022. (file photo)

Sidhu also said that this “security lapse” at his home would not stop him from raising his voice for the state of Punjab.

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was recently released from jail, on Sunday said that there was a “security lapse” at his residence after an “unidentified suspicious person” wrapped in a brown blanket was seen on the terrace of his house.

Sidhu also said that this will not deter him from raising his voice for the state of Punjab.

Sidhu said on Twitter, “Today an unidentified suspicious person wrapped in a gray blanket was seen on the terrace of my residence at around 7:00 pm, when my servant went outside he raised the alarm and called for help, he immediately Ran and ran.”

The Congress leader has reportedly spoken to the Punjab Police DGP and SSP Patiala about the incident.

“Have spoken to DGP Punjab Police and SSP Patiala has also been informed. This security lapse will not deter me from raising my voice for Punjab.

Sidhu walked out of Punjab’s Patiala jail last month, almost completing his one-year rigorous imprisonment sentence by the Supreme Court in the 1988 road rage case.

Sidhu was sentenced by the Supreme Court in May 2022. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul allowed the review petition filed by the victim’s family on the issue of sentence awarded to 58-year-old Sidhu. Soon after the apex court’s order, the former Punjab Congress chief surrendered.

The one-year rigorous imprisonment was awarded by the top court, which will end in May this year. He spent about 10 months in jail.

The hearing of the case continued for more than 33 years from the Sessions Court of Patiala to the Supreme Court.

Sidhu was acquitted of murder charges by the Patiala sessions court in September 1999. However, the Punjab and Haryana High Court reversed the verdict and convicted Sidhu and Sandhu under IPC section 304(II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). In December 2006.

It had sentenced them to three years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs one lakh each. After this, Sidhu challenged the order of the High Court in the Supreme Court.

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