Navjor SIngh Sidhu has been fined INR 1,000 © IANS
Navjor SIngh Sidhu has been fined INR 1,000 © IANS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today convicted Punjab Tourism Minister and former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case. 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.

“A1 (Sidhu) is guilty of Section 323 of IPC. Awarded no sentence but fine of Rs 1,000 for the offence. A2 (Rupinder Singh Sandhu) is acquitted,” the bench said. Besides being an active politician, Sidhu dons multiple hats of being a commentator, actor, judge and is also famous for his witty one-liners called Sidhuisms.

He became the first Indian player to score more than five hundreds in ODIs. Sidhu entered politics as well by joining Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and contested in the Indian general elections of 2004 from Amritsar seat.