AI airman caught smoking chooses jail over 25,000 rupees bail
Air India had said a passenger was found smoking in the plane’s lavatory and behaved in an unruly and aggressive manner despite repeated warnings
A man booked on an Air India flight for allegedly unruly behavior and smoking has been jailed here by a court after refusing to pay 25,000 rupees for bail, instead citing online searches, to claim the fine of 250 rupees payable according to the IPC Section.
A court has awarded defendant Ratnakar Dwivedi cash bail, but he refused to pay the amount, telling the court Monday he was ready to go to jail. He was charged under Section 336 (Endangering the Life or Personal Safety of Others) of the Indian Criminal Code after he was allegedly convicted on March 10.
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The defendant told the court that he had read online that the fine payable under Section 336 of the IPC is Rs 250, which he was willing to pay but not the bail. As a result, the magistrate of the Andheri metropolis sent him to prison on Monday.
Air India had said a passenger was found smoking in the plane’s lavatory and behaved in an unruly and aggressive manner despite repeated warnings. According to Mumbai police, the suspect also caused a disruption on the plane, endangering the lives of all passengers, and disobeyed the pilot’s verbal and written instructions to remain calm.