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Top Indian court sentences Sidhu to one-year imprisonment in 34-year-old case

06:27 PM | 19 May, 2022
Top Indian court sentences Sidhu to one-year imprisonment in 34-year-old case
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NEW DELHI – Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was handed down one-year imprisonment in a 1988 road rage case.

Reports in international media said India’s Supreme Court reviewed a plea filed by the victim’s family on the issue of the sentence awarded to the Congress leader.

The two-member bench remarked that “In addition to the fine imposed, we consider it appropriate to impose a sentence of imprisonment for a period of one year”. However, Navjot Singh Sidhu has the option to challenge the decision.

The court earlier asked the Indian comedian to file his response on the application which had said that his conviction in the case should not have been merely for the lesser offence of voluntarily causing hurt.

The case hovered for more than three decades as the victim's family had asked for severe charges against an Indian politician who recently stepped down from Punjab Congress chief position after his party lost the state polls.

Reports suggest that the incident occurred in December 1988, when Sidhu engaged in a heated argument with Gurnam over a parking spot, and the man later succumbed to injuries after assault from Sidhu and his accomplice.

Sidhu and his associate were acquitted by a sessions court in Patiala nearly a year after the incident due to a lack of evidence.

In the year 2018, the apex court in the neighboring country spared Sidhu a jail term and only imposed a fine of INR1,000.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
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Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
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Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
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