Undertrial hurls shoe at Mumbai judge, misses

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner hurled a shoe at a judge at the sessions court here on Tuesday to vent his pent-up frustration over his long-drawn trial, officials said.

Madan Chavan, accused in a 2003 robbery case, aimed the footwear at Judge S.V. Patil, but missed him, soon after he was produced in the court No.13 in the afternoon.

Accompanying police officials from Colaba immediately pinned down Chavan, who also abused the judge.

He was later re-arrested under fresh charges of assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty, and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

An accused in a robbery case, Chavan has been an undertrial lodged in the Arthur Road Central Jail since his arrest nearly 13 years ago.

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