In a bizarre claim, the accused in Air India urination case Shankar Mishra told the court on Friday that the elderly lady, who had filed complaint against him, urinated on herself.
This comes as a shocker as Mishra's counsel blamed the elderly lady for the act.
Shankar Mishra had requested bail in a Delhi court. Mishra stated in his bail application that he was framed. He claimed he was sleeping when the entire incident happened and was forced to take the blame when he woke up.
Delhi Police is seeking three-day custody of accused Mishra. He is currently in judicial custody.
What is this Air India urination case?
A female passenger was on her way from New York to Delhi in an Air India flight on November 26 and was seated in business class when Mishra, in an inebriated state, urinated on her, leaving her clothes, seat, and bag all wet.
She immediately alerted the cabin crew about the ordeal, but to her dismay, the crew offered her a set of pyjamas and footwear and sprayed disinfectant on her belongings.
Delhi Police registers FIR
In the police on January 4 registered an FIR against Mishra based on the woman's complaint and was he was arrested from Bengaluru. He has been remanded to 14-day judicial custody.
During the interrogation, the accused said that he does not remember anything about the incident and that he apologised to the woman after other passengers told him what he had done.
(This is a developing story)
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