Woman wanted for hurling slipper at SC judge held at IGI

A woman who had a non-bailable warrant issued against her by the Supreme Court in 2009 for hurling a slipper at one of the SC judges,was detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Monday,and handed over to the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 13, 2012 12:03 am

A woman who had a non-bailable warrant issued against her by the Supreme Court in 2009 for hurling a slipper at one of the SC judges,was detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Monday,and handed over to the Mumbai Police Crime Branch. The woman,Pavitra Murali,was returning from Germany when she was nabbed at the airport.

The incident took place on March 20,2009 when Murali and three others- Leila David,Sarita Parikh and Annette Kotian- hurled a slipper at Justice Arijit Pasayat (now retired) in the court room during the hearing of a matter relating to the Boss School of Music.

While Parikh and Kotian,who were present in the courtroom,were taken into custody by the security,the Supreme Court had asked the Police Commissioner of Mumbai to take steps to apprehend the other two.

The four had been sentenced to three months imprisonment. Both Murali and David did not attend the bail proceedings,which were being heard in October. The court had issued warrants against both of them.

The court had directed the Mumbai Police to search for both accused who were from Mumbai. While David was nabbed later,Murali continued to abscond. Crime Branch officers revealed Murali had escaped before the warrant could be issued.

Joint CP (Crime) Himanshu Roy said the police had been on the lookout for Murali ever since the warrant was issued. The police were also in the process of issuing a red-corner notice against her,revealed Mumbai Police Crime Branch sources.

“Lookout notices had been issued against her and on Monday morning,Immigration Officials at the IGI Airport intercepted Murali when she landed and informed us. We rushed a team to Delhi and nabbed her and produced her before the Supreme Court. She was sent to the Tihar Jail to serve her sentence,” Roy said.

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