The Supreme Court will hear Sidhu's plea for staying the conviction on January 17. Sidhu, a former BJP MP, was sent to Patiala jail on Thursday.
In December, 2006, he was found guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in a case related to an incident in Patiala in 1988.
Navjot Singh Sidhu had then attacked 65-year-old Gurnam Singh who later succumbed to his injuries.
SC grants bail to Sidhu