High Court asks pilots to do `kar sewa`
Irked by unruly behaviour of two trained pilots picking up a fight with a roadside eatery`s cook and firing in the air to scare him, the Delhi HC asked the duo to perform community service for a year.
New Delhi: Irked by unruly behaviour of
two trained pilots picking up a fight with a roadside eatery`s
cook and firing in the air to scare him, the Delhi High Court
today asked the duo to perform community service for a year to
have the criminal case lodged against them scrapped.
For their "crime", an irked Justice Hima Kohli also asked
them to keep standing in the courtroom till its rising while
also asking the police to suspend the fire arms licence
belonging to one of them.
The judge directed both the pilots Siddharth Singh and
Kamal Singh Bijla to do 4 hours community service in a week
for a year, asking the former to serve in a blinds school
in Vasant Kunj and the latter to help the ailing ones at
Sanjay Gandhi Health Care centre.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on each of
them, asking them to pay part of their fines to the dhaba cook
and deposit a part of it to the high court`s legal service
The court awarded the punishment to the two pilots,
accepting public prosecutor Navin Sharma`s argument that
"these type of highly educated and affluent people" like the
duo want to flaunt their social and financial status by firing
shots in the air and the court should not be lenient to them.
The court`s order came on a petition by the two pilots,
seeking quashing of the criminal case against them.
The case was registered following their altercation with
two eatery people who had sustained minor injuries in the
scuffle but had later made an out-of-court settlement of the
The two pilots had on December 24 last year entered
into an altercation with a dhaba cook and its owner in the
Qutub Institutional area after the latter had objected to
parking of their car in front of the eatery.