Patiala: Former Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was taken to Patiala Central Jail after he surrendered before a Patiala court on May 20.
The former cricketer-turned-politician complained of chest pain on May 20 after which he was taken to Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala for a medical checkup.
Sidhu was convicted by the Supreme court and was given a one-year prison sentence in connection with a 1988 road rage case on May 19.
According to reports, Sidhu will be provided with a table, a chair, two turbans, a cupboard, a blanket, three sets of underwear, two towels, a mosquito net, a pen, a notebook, a pair of shoes, two-bed sheets, four pairs of kurta-pajamas, and two pillow covers at Patiala jail.
Reports added that Sidhu's prisoner number is 241383 and he has been allocated barrack number 7.
Four years earlier, the Supreme court had let him off and slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 but now, he has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment under Section 323 of the Indian Penal Code.
The apex court had overturned a decision made by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on May 15, 2018, when it convicted Sidhu of culpable homicide and sentenced him to three years in prison as it found him guilty of inflicting damage to the victim Gurnam Singh, a senior citizen.
However, the top court, in September 2018, had agreed to consider a review petition which was submitted by the victim's relatives and thereafter, Sidhu was sent a notice.
Meanwhile, Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu alleged that the issue was being pursued at the request of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikramjit Majithia just before the recently concluded Punjab Assembly elections.