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MUMBAI: Air India passenger booked for disorderly conduct on flight refuses to pay bail amount, opts for jail | Representative photo/ Pixabay
Mumbai: A man booked for alleged disorderly conduct and smoking on an Air India flight was sent to jail by a court here after he refused to pay Rs 25,000 for bail and instead cited an online ‘search’ to claim the fine payable under the IPC section was Rs 250 .
A court had granted cash bail to the accused, Ratnakar Dwivedi, but he refused to pay the amount and told the court on Monday that he was ready to go to jail.
He was booked under section 336 (the act of endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code after he was allegedly caught smoking in the toilet of an Air India London-Mumbai flight and behaving disorderly on March 10.
The accused 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 amount.
Following this, the Andheri metropolitan magistrate sent him to jail on Monday.
Air India had said that a passenger was found smoking in the toilet on the flight and behaved in an unruly and aggressive manner, despite repeated warnings.
According to the Mumbai Police, the accused also caused disturbance on the flight and endangered the lives of all the passengers, apart from disobeying the pilot’s verbal and written instructions to remain calm.
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