The Hush Post: helplessly bowed down his head and stared at the courtroom floor. Also known as Ravi Sidhu, he was sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case by a special court on Monday. A fine of Rs 75 lakh was also imposed on him. After the verdict, Sidhu
Sidhu, on January 10, was convicted of corruption in a case filed by the Vigilance Bureau in Mohali in a case filed in March 25, 2002, against Sidhu and others. It was alleged that during his tenure as PPSC Chairman, Sidhu and his colleagues accepted bribes to appoint inspectors in the Excise and Taxation Department. The court had acquitted five others — Randhir Singh Gill, Prem Sagar, Gurdip Singh, Surinder Kaur and Paramjit Singh — for lack of evidence.
He was also accused of having sent Rs 1.36 crore through hawala out of the country. Rs 8.30 crore was recovered from bank lockers in his and his family’s name by the Vigilance Bureau.
In 2015, a Ropar court had sentenced Sidhu to seven-year rigorous imprisonment for bribery in recruitment of class-I officers in the Punjab government.