Accused hurls slipper at judge

Frustrated over the delay in disposal of his case, an accused, arrested six months ago on charges of theft, on Tuesday hurled his footwear at a judge.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 00:31 AM IST

Ghaziabad: Frustrated over the delay in
disposal of his case, an accused, arrested six months ago on
charges of theft, on Tuesday hurled his footwear at a judge here
on Tuesay.

The slipper hit Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate
Kiran Bala, who is hearing the theft case, but she was not
injured.
Twentythree-year-old Karan Bahadur, who hailed from
Nepal, was immediately overpowered by lawyers and litigants
present in the court.
He was also beaten up and handed over to police,
court officials and eye-witnesses said.

A case was registered against him in Kavi Nagar
Police Station at the behest of the court.

The judge took serious view of the incident and
hauled up the accused for contempt of the court.

She awarded one-month rigorous imprisonment to him
besides slapping a fine of Rs 200.

Bahadur was arrested six months ago in connection
with a theft case and had been in judicial custody since then.

Judicial officers and lawyers strongly condemned the
incident and demanded foolproof security for judges.

Advocate Sanjay Tyagi wrote a letter to the Chief
Justice of India demanding adequate security for judges.

This appeared to be the first incident of an accused
hurling his footwear at a judge in UP.

PTI