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Siddhu moves SC seeking stay of conviction
January 05, 2007 14:54 IST
Last Updated: January 05, 2007 15:19 IST
Cricketer-turned former Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Siddhu moved the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking stay of the three-year conviction imposed on him in a homicide case to enable him to contest Lok Sabha by-election.
Siddhu's senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi made the plea on the grounds that if the conviction imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court was stayed it would enable him contest the forthcoming by-election from Amritsar parliamentary constituency in Punjab.
The 43-year-old cricket commentator, who resigned as BJP member of Lok Sabha after his conviction, was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by the High Court on December 6 for causing the death of a man in a road rage case in Patiala 18 years ago.
However, the court suspended the sentence till January 31 to enable Sidhu, currently on bail, to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court.