The city police had registered the case against the man on June 13 and the Girgaon metropolitan magistrate’s court passed its order acquitting him on June 16
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In a city like Mumbai, wandering on a street late at night while there is no night curfew is not an offence, a local court here has said while acquitting a 29-year-old man who had been booked by police for sitting on a road.
According to the PTI, The police had allegedly booked the man identified as Sumit Kashyap under suspicious circumstances. Cops had registered the case against him on June 13 and the Girgaon metropolitan magistrate’s court passed its order acquitting him on June 16. The magistrate said on the basis of the evidence submitted by the prosecution, it was difficult for the court to hold that the accused was trying to hide his identity to commit an offence. The police had claimed that Kashyap, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, tried to cover his face with a handkerchief while he was sitting on a road in south Mumbai.
The police had registered a case against him under Section 122 (b) of the Maharashtra Police Act. Under the section the police has provisions for booking a person found between sunrise and sunset for having his face covered or otherwise disguised with intent to commit an offence”.