When a notorious burglar was brought to the Mulund Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Monday, the magistrate was not prepared for his histrionics.
When the magistrate rejected his bail plea, he started abusing the magistrate. He threatened to take an extreme step if he was not released in bail immediately.
He then started banging his head against the witness box.
Rakya Kadam, 30, was brought to the court from Arthur Road jail. Standing outside the witness box, he claimed that the Bhandup police had falsely implicated him in a burglary case.
He asked for the investigation officer to be called to the court. The court told him that a charge sheet would be filed and that both parties would be called to court before they take a final decision.
Kadam was in no mood to listen to the court. He began shouting and banging his head against the witness box. The magistrate asked the police to stop him. They took him outside the courtroom. Later, Rajendra Samel, an employee of the Mulund court, lodged a complaint against Kadam.
“Kadam was booked under section 353 (criminal force to deter public servant to discharge duty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code,” senior police inspector of Mulund police station, JJ Jadhav said. He was arrested in February 2012 over a burglary case. “There are 12 cases of theft and one case of rape against him at the Bhandup police station,” said police inspector Manohar Vichare.