A Delhi court on Saturday sent Shankar Mishra, the man accused of urinating on an elderly woman on an Air India flight, to judicial remand for two weeks. Mishra was arrested by Delhi Police from Bengaluru in the morning.
Metropolitan Magistrate Anamika dismissed the plea filed by police seeking Mishra's remand for three days for custodial interrogation. The court said the accused has to be identified by three cabin crew members and two captains and other co-passengers were also to be examined.
“All reasons stated above... . PC is not required for recording the statement of witnesses. They can be interrogated in his absence. Statements can be recorded, and there is no requirement of his PC,” the court said.
The court, however, noted that on the basis of the evidence, the accused prima facie did not cooperate in the investigation.
The incident took place in an Air India New York-New Delhi flight on November 26, when Mishra, allegedly in an inebriated condition, urinated on his co-passenger.
Meanwhile, three Air India crew members joined the investigation at the Indira Gandhi International Airport police station in connection with the case.
A senior police officer said nine crew members were called, out of whom three recorded their statements on Saturday morning.
Their statements will help police to establish the sequence of the alleged event that took place on the flight last November, official said.
With PTI inputs