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SC asks Navjot Sidhu to face trial in 2009 LS polls case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:47 IST

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on 26 October received a setback from the Supreme Court after it asked him to face trial for alleged wrongdoings in 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

Sidhu, who won from Amritsar in 2009, is accused of violating the election expenditure cap of Rs 25 lakhs. He has also been charged with getting 11 officers transferred before the election.

Notably, this is not the first time that the former Indian cricketer finds himself into legal intricacies.

He was convicted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a road rage case in 2006. Later, Sidhu appealed against the verdict in the Supreme Court, which suspended the High Court verdict in 2007.

Sidhu quit the BJP last month and formed his political outfit ahead of the Punjab election due early next year.

--With ANI inputs

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First published: 26 October 2016, 7:19 IST