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Bail for man who created ruckus on Indigo Flight

Posted on Nov 09, 09:31PM | IANS

A Delhi court Friday granted bail to the 27-year-old man arrested for creating ruckus on a IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Delhi, observing that he was mentally unstable.

Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma allowed the bail plea of Mursalin Sheikh on a personal bond of Rs.25,000 with one surety of the like amount.

"Considering the medical report that the accused was mentally unstable, I'm inclined to grant bail to applicant (Sheikh)," the court said.

Sheikh was sent to jail Thursday.

His counsel Rajat Sharma had submitted that his client deserved the relief as he was mentally unstable according to the medical records provided by the family.

Sheikh, 27, hails from Mumbai. He had boarded the IndiGo flight Nov 7 from Mumbai and allegedly turned violent midair, attacking crew members and threatening to take the plane down. Sheikh had refused to listen to the air hostesses and had even tried to storm the cockpit, the police had said.

Police booked him for assaulting, outraging the modesty of a woman and criminal intimidation.