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Mobile rings in punishment

THE MOBILE rang and took the buzz out off one Krishna Kumar Maurya in the court of the additional district judge Ist, here today. Maurya had come to the court of judge KK Sharma to accompany his friend Hari Prasad, who is an accused in a criminal case. As the judge was hearing the case, Maurya?s cell phone rang and broke the silence of the courtroom.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2006 01:37 IST
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THE MOBILE rang and took the buzz out off one Krishna Kumar Maurya in the court of the additional district judge Ist, here today.

Maurya had come to the court of judge KK Sharma to accompany his friend Hari Prasad, who is an accused in a criminal case. As the judge was hearing the case, Maurya’s cell phone rang and broke the silence of the courtroom.

Everyone in the courtroom was baffled and the judge was very irritated. He ordered that Maurya be taken into custody and his mobile seized. Realising the judge’s mood, Maurya tendered an unconditional apology and undertaking that the offence would not be repeated.

But the judge was unsparing. He observed: “It has become a normal phenomenon. Mobiles ring off and on. Even the learned lawyers cannot prevent it. The functioning of the court gets disturbed. It is a serious offence and must not go unpunished.”

The judge ordered Maurya to deposit a fine of Rs 200 and in case of default he would serve a simple imprisonment of one month. However, his mobile would remain seized till further orders of the court. The court later returned the SIM card to Maurya.