He was heard shouting at the judge to either sentence him or to free him.

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news Friday, January 08, 2016 - 10:06

A 36-year-old man accused of stealing railway property threw slippers on the magistrate on Thursday in Chennai for not granting him bail in the case.

A Elumalai has been in jail for the past seven months over theft charges. He was produced before a judicial magistrate on Thursday at 1PM. He threw slippers at the magistrate for the prolonged case and not granting him bail. The judge narrowly escaped from the slipper and the accused was taken over by the police.

According to TNIE, police said that he had been involved in such petty cases. He was arrested at Annanur railway station on April 4, 2015. Since then, he has been in jail and he does not have friends or family to apply bail for him.

Police added that he has been produced 15 times in court since April. He was heard shouting at the judge to either sentence him or to free him.

In the past, he had been charged with petty cases of stealing railway property such as wires and iron rods. This time the Railway Protection Force did not disclose what he has stolen, according to TNIE.   

Later, an FIR was registered against Elumalai by the court officials at the Poonamallee police station.

 

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