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Jailed Sidhu taken for medical test after special diet plea

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been lodged in Patiala central prison in connection with 1988 road rage death case, was taken for a medical test to Rajindra Hospital as he had sought for special diet in jail.

has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage death case.
has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage death case.has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage death case. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@navsurani

According to Sidhu’s counsel HPS Verma, he cannot consume wheat, sugar, 'maida' and some other food items.

"He can have berries, papaya, guava, double-toned milk and food items which do not have fibre and carbohydrates," Verma said.

After the board of doctors carry out a medical examination, a report will be submitted in the court of chief judicial magistrate, he said.

The 58-year-old Congress leader suffers from medical conditions like embolism and has a liver ailment. In 2015, Navjot Sidhu also underwent treatment for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at a hospital in Delhi.

DVT is caused by a blood clot in a deep vein which hinders the normal blood flow.

Several Congress supporters reached Rajindra Hospital after Navjot Sidhu was brought there. The former Punjab Congress chief on May 20 was sent to Patiala central jail after he surrendered before a local court. He has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage death case.

The apex court had sentenced Navjot Sidhu in the 34-year-old case, saying any undue sympathy in imposing an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law.

A 65-year-old man, named Gurnam Singh, had died in the incident.

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