The accused was taken back to jail after the incident. (Representational Image)
Irked over court’s decision to appoint a new counsel for him, a man accused of murder hurled a slipper at a judge in a sessions court on Friday. The accused even abused the judge, who ducked to save himself from the footwear.
"The man, Ganesh Gaikwad, is facing a trial in a murder case and is currently lodged in Thane Central Jail. He was brought before the District Sessions Judge Rajesh Gupta for a hearing in the case on Friday," a police official said.
When asked about his counsel, Gaikwad told the judge that the counsel was not present.
The judge then told the accused that he would appoint a new counsel for him.
"This irked Gaikwad and in a fit of rage, he pulled out his slipper and hurled it towards the judge," the official said. After the incident, he was taken back to jail.
Thane Nagar police registered an offence against the man under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), police said.
With PTI Inputs