A complaint was lodged at the Karjat railway police station
Bombay High Court. File Photo
On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court granted pre-arrest bail to a railway ticket collector (TC) accused of urinating near a woman's berth in an inebriated state but directed him to pay Rs 25,000 for installing a water cooler at Thane railway station.
The accused, Munesh Chand Meena, had engaged in an "unpardonable" act and directed him to pay Rs 25,000 for the installation of a water cooler.
According to the police, the incident occurred on March 7 when the complainant woman was travelling by the Nizamuddin-Pune Duronto Express train. A complaint was lodged at the Karjat railway police station.
In the night, she woke up to see a man urinating near her berth. When the woman started screaming, other passengers in her compartment became alert and started taking videos of the man.
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While granting Meena the anticipatory bail, the HC judge noted that he had been suspended and a departmental inquiry was on against him, and there was no need for custodial interrogation.
"The act may not require a custodial interrogation, but the custodian is expected not to behave in such an obnoxious way by urinating near the berth of the woman, especially when he is in an inebriated condition," Justice Dangre said.
(with inputs from PTI)