On Wednesday, a man hurled his slipper at a judge in Bhiwandi court after he was sentenced to six months in prison. The incident was reported from Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra. The man, Ashraf Ansari, got furious after H J Pathan, a judicial magistrate first class, sentenced him to six months in jail and also imposed a fine in one of the theft cases. Ansari has already served 14 months in jail in other cases.
The furious Ansari attacked the judge by throwing a slipper at him after judicial magistrate HJ Pathan had pronounced his judgment according to a report in The Times of India. Following the assault, advocates reacted by going on a strike and demanding security for judges and lawyers.
Ansari was immediately taken to the police station after he assaulted the judge. He was booked under section 353 (assault on a public servant) and 228 (causing intentional insult to public servant sitting in a judicial proceeding) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Durgesh Dubey, a police inspector of Shanti Nagar police station, said that Ansari lost his temper and hurled his slipper at the judge as soon as the judge sentenced Ansari to six months in jail and also imposed a fine on him in one of the cases. However, the judge managed to escape from the attack and did not get hurt.
Immediately after Ansari assaulted the judge, he was taken to the police station and booked under section 353 (assault on a public servant) and 228 (causing intentional insult to public servant sitting in a judicial proceeding) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Earlier this month, near Malukpur village in Bareilly, a 35-year-old thief was arrested for tearing the uniform of a sub-inspector. The drunken thief assaulted the police officials who had gone to arrest the man in case of chain snatching after which he was booked under relevant sections of the IPC.