Apex court grants bail to slipper-throwing woman, colleaguesMarch 23rd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday granted bail to four women sentenced to three months in jail after one of them hurled a slipper at an apex court judge.
A bench of Justices B.N. Aggarwal, G.S. Singhvi and R.M. Lodha fixed April 14 for hearing to decide whether the four women could be convicted for contempt to court for flinging the slipper.
The women, Leila David, Annette Kottian, Pavitra Murli and Savita Parekh along with their male colleague Kishore Parekh from Mumbai-based Boss School of Music were Friday sentenced to three months’ imprisonment after one of them threw a slipper at at Justice Arijit Pasayat of the apex court.
Following the incident, Justice Pasayat proceeded to convict the five people for showing disrespect to the court. But another judge on the bench, Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly had a difference of opinion with Justice Pasayat on the question of whether the alleged attackers could be convicted outright and punished.
Owing to the difference of opinion between the two judges of the bench on Friday, the matter has now been referred to another bench.
Late Friday, Justice Pasayat acquitted Kishore Parekh of the charge of showing disrespect to the court.
–Indo-Asian New Service
- Apex court grants bail to women in slipper-throwing episode (Lead) - Mar 23, 2009
- Mumbai women jailed for hurling slipper at apex court judge - Oct 21, 2009
- Women who hurled slipper at judge get fresh contempt notices - Aug 20, 2009
- Five jailed for hurling slipper at Supreme Court judge (Lead) - Mar 20, 2009
- Five jailed for hurling slipper at Supreme Court judge - Mar 20, 2009
- Contempt of court? Convict instantly: apex court - Nov 01, 2009
- Apex court trips on human rights, seeks to rectify error - Oct 13, 2009
- Supreme Court allows Ketan Parekh to go aboard (Lead) - Oct 01, 2010
- Judge quits contempt hearing against slipper-hurling women - Apr 16, 2009
- Apex court offers to correct error that landed 4 in jail - Apr 20, 2010
- Apex court trips on natural justice, seeks to rectify error (Lead) - Oct 13, 2009
- 'Barbaric' murder of wife deserves noose: Apex court - Nov 12, 2010
- Nithari killings: Apex court sends Koli to the gallows (Third Lead) - Feb 15, 2011
- Apex court hears out women who threw slippers at a judge - May 06, 2009
- SC notice to Leila Kabir on George Fernandes visiting rights - Jul 20, 2012