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Cricketer-Turned Politician-Turned Clerk

New Delhi :Former Punjab Congress, chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will work as a clerk at the Patiala Central Jail, Convicted in a 1988 road rage case Sidhu was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court on May 19 in a 1988 road rage case.

He surrendered on May 20 before the trial court in Patiala. Navjot Singh Sidhu will work as a clerk at the Patiala Central Jail, as per the jail manual,  Sidhu will not be paid for the first 90 days, which will be his training period. After the completion of his training, he will be entitled to get wages between Rs 40 and Rs 90 per day.

His wage will be decided based on his skills and the earnings will be credited to his bank account.

Sidhu started working as a clerk on Tuesday. He will be working in two shifts — 9 am-12:00 pm and 3 pm-5 pm, according to officials.

Sidhu has been recommended a diet chart considering his medical condition. 

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s diet chart :

Mid-morning: one glass of beetroot or Ghia (bottle gourd) or cucumber or Masami (sweet lemon) or Tulsi and mint leaves or amla (gooseberry) or celery leaves or fresh Haldi (turmeric) or carrot or aloe vera juice. Alternatively, Sidhu can have one fruit from among watermelon, melon, kiwi, strawberry, guava, apple, and wood apple. He can also opt for sprouted black chana (25 gm) plus green gram dal (25gm) plus there (cucumber)/tomato/half lemon/avocado.

Lunch: One chappati of 30 gm comprising sorghum, singhara, and ragi flour in equal quantity with one bowl each of seasonal green vegetable and cucumber and ghia raita or one bowl of beetroot raita, a green salad bowl of cucumber, tomato, kaki, lettuce leaves and half lemon, and one glass of lassi.

Evening: A cup of 100 ml tea with low-fat milk and no sugar, and 25 gm of paneer slice or 25 gm Tofu with half lemon.

Dinner: A bowl of mixed vegetable and dal soup/black chana soup with a 200 gm bowl sprinkled with black pepper powder and consisting of sauteed vegetables (carrot, beans, broccoli, mushroom, bell pepper).

Sanjay Dutt when arrested used to work as a semi-skilled labourer making paper bags, earning Rs50 for a day’s work in Yerwada Central Jail, Pune

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