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Mumbai: Lawyer granted pre-arrest bail in parking row case | Mumbai News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: A South Mumbai-based lawyer, amongst these booked by the police on fees of utilizing prison pressure to discourage a public servant from performing their responsibility after a parking row with authorities earlier this month, has been granted anticipatory bail by the periods court docket.
“Looking at the nature of offence and as per submission, the incident happened on the spur of the moment on account of heated argument. I think custodial interrogation of the applicant, who is a practicing advocate, is not required in the offence,” the court docket mentioned.
While the court docket accepted that the town’s current site visitors woes worsened as a result of water and electrical energy associated digging, it noticed that it didn’t imply that residents ought to park autos in no car parking zone or disobey the site visitors guidelines.
“It is the duty of every citizen to obey the rules and cooperate with the public authority to smooth functioning of the city like Mumbai,” the court docket mentioned.
The lawyer Saurabh Nagarsheth is accused of confronting the authorities who had been cracking down on unlawful parking close to Marine Drive on February 4 and allegedly refused to pay fines.
However, Nagarsheth in his plea, submitted that the street adjoining to his constructing had been dug up by BMC and residents had been pressured to park their autos on the street.
He additional submitted that when police took motion towards the unlawful parking, he simply helped an individual to get his bike unclamped on humanitarian grounds as he needed to rush for a medical emergency.
Nagarsheth alleged that authorities, nonetheless, snatched his cellphone which led to heated argument and he was the one assaulted.

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