The 59-year-old was greeted by supporters who chanted 'Navjot Sidhu zindabad'.
He has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage case involving a man's death.
Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Sidhu, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar and said the former cricketer needed a few weeks to surrender.
The Supreme Court which allowed review application of the 1987 case, imposed a one-year rigorous imprisonment on the Congress leader.
The local authorities clamped an 11-hour curfew in the district from 7 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday.
Punjab votes for change but will AAP and Mann live up to the expectations of the state, which is the food bowl of India.
The other main contender for the party's CM face was Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, a Jat Sikh face.
Addressing a virtual rally in Jalandhar, Gandhi said Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state party president Navjot Singh Sidhu have assured him that whoever is chosen as the CM face, the other will support him.
Former Punjab DGP Mohammad Mustafa has been booked for allegedly making communal remarks at a public meeting in Malerkotla
He had earlier expressed his reservations over the appointment of senior advocate A P S Deol as the state's advocate general.