New Delhi: A Delhi court has denied bail to Shankar Mishra, who urinated on an elderly woman on an Air India flight. The court rejected Mishra’s bail plea saying it was not right to release him on bail at this stage.
In its order, the court said, “The alleged act itself is enough to outrage the modesty of any woman.”
“Considering the above facts and circumstances. This court does not consider it appropriate to grant bail to the accused at this stage. The present application is dismissed,” Metropolitan Magistrate Komal Garg added in the order.
Earlier during the arguments, Shankar Mishra’s lawyer said. His act was not driven by sexual desire or aimed at offending the modesty of the complainant.
The complainant’s lawyer, but. Opposed Mishra’s bail plea claiming that he was being threatened.
A magisterial court on Saturday sent Mishra to 14-day judicial remand, denying police custody.
Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated. On a 70-year-old woman on a New York-Delhi flight last year. He was arrested in Bengaluru last week, six weeks after his heinous act.
Air India has come under fire for not acting . Mishra left without action when the flight landed in Delhi. The airline filed a police complaint only on January 4. It did not approach the police because it felt both parties had “settled the matter”.