A 29-year-old man was booked by police for sitting on a road under suspicious circumstances. The police had claimed that the man, Sumit Kashyap, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, tried to cover his face with a handkerchief while he was sitting on a road in south Mumbai.A case had been registered against Kashyap under Section 122 (b) of the Maharashtra Police Act. The section 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”, as reported by PTI.
Magistrate Nadeem Patel said, “The accused was arrested in Mumbai at around 1.30 am. In a city like Mumbai, 1.30 am is not too late. Anyone can stand on the road and therefore, it cannot be termed as hiding the identity with intent to commit an offence.”