Railway Court took suo motu cognizance of the case and increased the sections, sent him to judicial custody from the court
On October 5, a youth had urinated on a scientist couple in UP Sampark Kranti Express.
RPF had tried to save the youth by registering a case under the Railway Act.
Amar Ujala Bureau
Jhansi. On October 5, a young man, who did the shameful act of urinating on an elderly scientist and his wife in the AC coach of Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express going from Manikpur to Hazrat Nizamuddin, was sent to jail by the Railway Court on Tuesday. RPF had tried to save the youth by registering a case under the Railway Act. When the accused appeared before the court on Tuesday, the court, taking suo motu cognizance of the incident, considered the incident as a serious crime and increased molestation and other sections. The accused has been sent to judicial custody.
In fact, on October 5, a retired senior scientist along with his wife were traveling from Harpalpur (Madhya Pradesh) to Hazrat Nizamuddin in UP Sampark Kranti Express (train number 12447). The couple were traveling on the lower berth of AC coach B-3. Ritesh, a resident of Qutub Bihar South West, New Delhi, was also traveling in the same coach. Ritesh started drinking alcohol some time before reaching Jhansi station. When the elderly couple protested against this, he started fighting. But at that time the matter was calmed down after the persuasion of other passengers. But after some time, drunk Ritesh got up from the seat and urinated on the elderly couple. The elderly couple alleged that despite their warning, Ritesh did not agree. The old man started molesting and abusing the woman. On reaching Jhansi, RPF took down the accused youth. On the complaint of TTE, the RPF had hushed up the case by registering a case against the accused youth under the Railway Act. In this case, summons were issued to the accused youth Ritesh under the Railway Act.
On Tuesday, accused Ritesh appeared in the Railway Court. While hearing the case here, presiding officer Arun Kranti Yashodas considered the incident of urinating on an elderly woman as a serious crime. The presiding officer, not considering it only as a matter of Railway Act, also increased the sections of molestation, indecency with women and creating ruckus while intoxicated. Along with this, the court arrested the young man and sent him to jail. The next hearing of the case will be on November 27.
Railways had also given clean chit to RPF
DRM had constituted a two-member inquiry committee to investigate the matter. RPF’s Assistant Commandant and Assistant Commercial Manager investigated the role of RPF and GRP in the matter. Along with this, Railway officers had justified the action of RPF in the investigation. It was also said in the report that the scientist couple refused to make any kind of complaint from their side. Amar Ujala had raised the matter prominently. The scientist couple had also expressed grief over the action of the Railways. The couple has expressed happiness after getting justice from the Railway Court.