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Old 1st December 2006, 16:08   #1
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Default Sidhu convicted for Murder.

The Punjab and Haryana HC today passed its judgement today. Navjot Singh Sidhu is guilty of a murder in 1988. His punishment will be decided on Dec 6.
Dont know what to say...

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I think its "culpable homicide not amounting to murder"
The good thing is that instead of arguing etc., he has offered to resign on moral grounds.
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Old 1st December 2006, 16:18   #3
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Yeah it's good he's resigned but this is going to put BJP in a soup since they were crying hoarse about convicted politicians in the UPA government. Let's see how they respond to it.

Hopefully some other genuinely criminal politicians like Pappu Yadav, Raja Bhaiyya, Sadhu Yadav etc. will also be convicted in the near future & our politics could be a little more cleaned up.
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Background:

"Sidhu was booked after he and his associate allegedly beat a Patiala resident, Gurnam Singh, to death in a dispute over parking of vehicles outside the State Bank of Patiala, branch where Sidhu was employed."

That was on December 27, 1988.
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Old 1st December 2006, 16:22   #5
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Wasnt the death of the victim a result of a street brawl?
But some genuine criminal politicos walk away scot free, inspite of multiple crimes they have committed. They even get elected/re-elected.

EDIT : Saw MSdivy's post after I had posted.

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Actually there was a minor collision. And they started trading blows. Sidhu's punch caused the other guy to die. He pleaded guilty but said that he did not intentionally do it and it was result of the fight. The lower court aquitted him saying that its not murder. High court says it culpable homicide and now the maximum sentence sidhu can get is Life.
but I really doubt if any real criminals in the political scene are convicted.
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and where was this topic for 18 yrs again ?? ???
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In courts.
Since the guy died of a heart attack during the fight defence said it was not intentional, while the prosecution said that the heart attack was result of the punch.
So 18 years the courts were deciding
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Maybe we should form a mob and lynch Sidhu.
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Can a punch really kill someone, that he has a heart attack or heamorages in his brain...Unless the hitter is Rocky Balboa or Bite My Ear Tyson..I would think otherwise..!
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We're sure gonna miss those Sidhuisms
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but I really doubt if any real criminals in the political scene are convicted.
A. they don' get caught
B. If they do, they have means to make sure that the case dies quickly and silently.

Its the newbies that get into trouble, not the pros.
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Maybe we should form a mob and lynch Sidhu.
I think thats what many who posted on "Mob Frenzy" would not dare to think off?????
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A. they don' get caught
B. If they do, they have means to make sure that the case dies quickly and silently.
Its the newbies that get into trouble, not the pros.

I doubt if sidhu understand's politics. Unlike a cricket commentary, each and every word spoken of the mouth reflects upon his character.

And his arrogance is not going to get him anywhere.
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This is a typical case of 'Justice delayed is Justice denied'. For Siddhu, he has changed dramatically from being a basher in his youth to a refined commentator/politician. For the family of the deceased, their satisfaction in seeing that justice was done has lost its initial urge. Punishment is best given at the time of the crime & not after 18 years. a lot of things can change in this period & the sentence will not have any meaning now.

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