Patiala, March 31: Putting speculation of his likely release to rest, jailed Congress leader Navjot Sidhu’s team has confirmed his release on April 1.
This was also confirmed by ADGP-Prisons B Chandrashekhar.
Sidhu is serving time in a road rage case dating back to 1988.
While Sidhu’s team that handles his Twitter account on Friday cited jail officials while saying that his release was scheduled for Saturday, the officials of Patiala central jail did not confirm it.
This is to inform everyone that Sardar Navjot Singh Sidhu will be released from Patiala Jail tomorrow.
(As informed by the concerned authorities).
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) March 31, 2023
The former cricketer’s release from jail has been on the cards for long. Initially, he was to be released on Republic Day under the Centre’s remission policy for prisoners, which was not granted.
Sidhu is undergoing a year-long sentence over a road rage incident. The news about his likely release from jail in January had Congress leaders reaching out to him in numbers.