Sidhu to face trial for 2009 poll violations: Supreme Court


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Singh should be tried for suspected unauthorised appointment of officers after he won the 2009 general elections from Amritsar.

The court however said that he should be tried only for that charge.

Sidhu has been accused of having had some officers transferred and having appointed officers of his choice in his constituency during the 2009 elections. He was also accused of having exceeded the expenditure limit of Rs 25 lakh.

Sidhu had appealed the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order asking him to face trial.

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