A man booked for alleged unruly behaviour and smoking on an Air India flight was sent to jail by a court in Mumbai after he refused to pay ₹25,000 for bail and instead cited online ‘search’ to claim the fine payable under the IPC section was ₹250.
A court had granted the accused, Ratnakar Dwivedi, a cash bail, but he refused to pay the amount and told the court on March 13 he was ready to go to jail.
Booked under section 336
He was booked under section 336 (the act of endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code after he was allegedly caught smoking in the lavatory of Air India’s London-Mumbai flight and behaving in an unruly manner on March 10.
The accused told the court 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 amount. Following this, the Andheri metropolitan magistrate sent him to jail on Monday.
Air India had said a passenger was found smoking in the lavatory of the flight and behaved in an unruly and aggressive manner, despite repeated warnings.
According to Mumbai Police, the accused also caused a disturbance on the aircraft and endangered the lives of all passengers, besides disobeying the pilot’s oral and written instructions to keep calm.
Similar recent incident
This incident came days after a 24-year-old woman was arrested on arrival in Bengaluru after she was allegedly caught smoking in the toilet of an IndiGo flight from Kolkata.
According to a police complaint, the cabin crew suspected that Priyanka C, who was travelling on seat no 17F, was smoking mid-flight and asked her to open the toilet door.
Upon inspection, the crew found a cigarette in the dustbin and put it out with water.
After landing at Kempegowda International Airport, the passenger was reportedly handed over to security officials and later taken to the airport police.
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