Women get jail for throwing slipper at judge

Women get jail for throwing slipper at judge

The four have been also fined Rs 1 lakh each

A bench of Justices Altmas Kabir, G S Singhvi and H L Dattu convicted the four, including the school’s principal, on the charge of contempt of court for throwing a slipper at Justice Pasayat during a hearing.

The court was not convinced at the reasoning the women had submitted to defend themselves in the contempt reply.

The bench also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the four women — principal Leila David, 75, audio engineer Annette Kottian, 23, music teacher Pavitra Murali and psychologist Savita Parekh, who are in their 30s.

While Kottian and Parekh were taken into custody in the courtroom itself, where they were present to argue their cases, David and Murli were ordered to be arrested.

Bail granted

All of them were arrested by the police from the court room. Later the court granted bail to them pending final disposal of the case.

The matter was referred to the 3-judge bench for awarding the quantum of sentence as the two-judge bench had a difference of opinion. The Boss School of Music was closed down by the Mumbai police two years back after the parents of some of the students filed complaint alleging that the school was involved in unlawful activities.

Probe report

In a probe report before the apex court, the Mumbai Police had given a clean chit to them.

However, the members of the school had demanded the court to pass an order directing the media to give publicity in its favour as it had been wronged for the past few years.
The members of the school were annoyed as the court refused to pass such an order in their favour.