Bail for 2 Lawyers in Plane Case

2 Perundurai advocates held for misbehaviour with air-hostess on Chennai-bound flight on Wednesday night

Published: 21st November 2015 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2015 06:12 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:   The two lawyers, who were arrested on Thursday on the charge of  harassing an air-hostess on board a Chennai-bound flight, were granted conditional bail by Judicial Magistrate VI, Judge Rajavelu, here on Friday.

M Senthil Kumar (40) and S Raja (40) from Perundurai, Erode district, were arrested along with A Subash Swaminathan (31) from Tiruchy, after they allegedly harassed a flight attendant and attempted to take pictures of her inside the flight on Wednesday night.

The counsel for the duo, Ramesh Babu, argued that the accused fulfilled the bail conditions and would not go absconding during the course of the trial. Moreover, there was no evidence or suspicion that the two would tamper with the witnesses or evidence against them, he said.

He said police did not produce the mobile phones seized from the two as evidence. “Even to send them to forensics laboratory, they should obtain permission of the judge,” he added.

He claimed that his clients could have been clicking a “selfie,” which the air-hostess wrongly misunderstood to be a case of harassment.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp