Man hurls shoe at judge in courtroom

Aug 09, 2012, 12:01 IST | Agencies

Frustrated by police inaction over his complaint that his family was being harassed, an undertrial hurled his shoe at a judge in an Odisha courtroom.

Upset that police had taken no action on his complaint that his family was being harassed, a man facing trial on charges of dacoity hurled a shoe at a judge in a court in Odisha's Puri district, police said today.

Chabi Das (49) Wednesday chucked the shoe at chief judicial magistrate in the sessions court in Puri.

The missed the target and hit the table instead. Police immediately overpowered him,

The judge and court staff have not filed any complaint.

However,a probe has been ordered, District Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar Sahoo told reporters.

Das and three others were arrested nearly two years ago for allegedly looting a jewellery shop in Puri district's Satyabadi town at gunpoint and escaping from the scene after exploding crude bombs.

According to Das' lawyer Niranjan Mohapatra, his client had sent a complaint to police stating that his family members in Chandua village in neighbouring Nayagarh district were being harassed by villagers.

However, police took no action, leaving Das frustrated. 

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