Shankar Mishra’s lawyer told the judge, “I am not the accused, someone else must be.” It looks like he peed on himself. He was suffering from some prostate related ailment which many ‘Kathak dancers’ seem to suffer from.
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In November last year, the alleged ‘urination’ incident on a New York-Delhi Air India flight took a new turn. Accused Shankar Mishra He told a Delhi court on Friday that he did not commit the offending act and that the complainant, an elderly woman, urinated on herself. their Advocate Ishan Sharma The question has also been raised as to why the other passenger sitting next to the complainant was not affected.
Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, appearing for Shankar Mishra in the sessions court, also accused the police and media of turning the case into a joke. Advocate Sharma told the court that the victim woman sat in 9A and another woman sat next to her. He claimed that he (Shankar Mishra) urinated in such a way that the lady next to him was not harmed.
Why did the other woman get angry?
The lawyer said, how is it possible that the other woman was not angry? This argument defeats basic physics, and we’ve been saying it since the beginning. There is no old enmity between the two. There is no point in complaining. He also said that there is a lack of eyewitnesses. The incident came to light only when the woman herself claimed the incident.
I am not the accused, someone else must be—Shankar Mishra’s lawyer
Shankar Mishra’s lawyer told the judge, “I am not the accused, someone else must be.” It looks like he peed on himself. He was suffering from some prostate related ailment which many ‘Kathak dancers’ seem to suffer from. He said the seating arrangement was such that no one could get to his seat. Its seat was only accessible from the back and under no circumstances should urine reach the front of the seat. Her (female) seat can only be accessed from the back and in no case can urine reach the front of the seat, the lawyer said. Besides, the passenger sitting behind the complainant did not make any such complaint.
Lawyer’s sarcasm with police and press
Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, appearing for Mishra, accused the police and media of turning the matter into a joke. He said that the first complaint was made by the complainant a day after the incident. What was the claim? To return the money. Airlines have done it. The police and media have turned the matter into a joke. This case was so big, was it a murder case that my client was called absconding after reaching Bangalore to arrest him. He was removed from the job.
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