The court had reserved its decision after hearing this petition. Now Delhi's Patiala House Court has granted bail to Shankar Mishra, an accused in this case on Tuesday, giving a big relief.
New Delhi: Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a woman in an Air India flight, has got a big relief from the court. Shankar Mishra has got bail from a Delhi court. Earlier on Monday, a hearing was held on Shankar Mishra’s bail plea. The court had reserved its decision after hearing this petition. Now Delhi’s Patiala House Court has granted bail to Shankar Mishra, an accused in this case on Tuesday, giving a big relief. The court granted bail to the accused Mishra on a surety of Rs one lakh.
Shankar Mishra is accused of urinating on a woman in an inebriated state on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi. Opposing the bail plea of the accused in this case, it was said on behalf of the police that this act of the accused has dishonored India internationally. Shankar Mishra was arrested on 7 January from Bengaluru. It is alleged that on November 26, he urinated on a woman in the business class of Air India’s New York-Delhi flight.
“The witness you (investigation agency) have named are not deposing in your favour… There is a contradiction in the complainant’s statement and Ila Benarjee’s (witness) statement,” the judge noted during the proceedings yesterday.
Earlier, while hearing the bail plea of Shankar Mishra, the court had remarked that what the accused had done could be heinous. That is another matter, but let us not get into it. Let us see how the law deals with this. Opposing the grant of bail to the accused, the police had also told the court that the accused had threatened the complainant.
The accused had sought bail saying that other crew members and witnesses have been cross-examined. He has asked for refund of ticket money and requested no action against him.