NEW DELHI: A Patiala court on Tuesday granted bail to the man accused of urinating on a co-passenger a septuagenarian woman, on board an Air India flight in an inebriated condition. The bail comes a day after the judge had reserved the bail application after observing that what the accused had allegedly done is disgusting but the court is bound to follow the law.
The Additional Sessions Judge, Patiala House Courts, Harjyot Singh Bhalla granted bail to Mishra on furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh. He was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6th. During the course of the hearing, cops told the court that the incident defamed India internationally.
This was the second time Mishra had knocked the doors of the judiciary on Wednesday. A metropolitan judge had earlier rejected his bail plea saying that the alleged act of the accused of relieving himself upon the complainant is “utterly disgusting and repulsive” and the act itself is sufficient to outrage the modesty of a woman.
Delhi Police had registered an FIR against him on January 4 on a complaint given by the woman to Air India. The police registered an FIR under sections 354, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act. Both the accused and the victim are from outside Delhi.