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Ravi Sidhu discharged in case under Excise Act

FORMER PPSC chairman Ravinderpal Sidhu was today discharged by a local court in a case under the Excise Act. Charges had been framed against him under the Excise Act after 14 bottles of foreign liquor were recovered from his house during a raid by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau last year.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2003 19:59 IST

FORMER PPSC chairman Ravinderpal Sidhu was today discharged by a local court in a case under the Excise Act.
Charges had been framed against him under the Excise Act after 14 bottles of foreign liquor were recovered from his house during a raid by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau last year.
The court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Sanjay Sandhir discharged him of the charges when the Excise Department produced the licence for life permitting him to keep liquor.
Sidhu had been arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on charges of
corruption while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh at his residence in
Sector 39 on March 25, 2002.
In addition, 250 rounds of a 12-bore gun and 225 rounds of a Springfield rifle were also recovered from his house.
Sidhu has now been told to appear in the court on September 12 for evidence in a case under the Arms Act.

First Published: Sep 11, 2003 19:59 IST