The Bombay High Court today directed 20 youth, accused of assaulting each other, to clean a road and a railway station for three months and quashed a case of brawl against them.
A division bench of Justices RV More and V L Achiliya directed one group of youths to clean and sweep Mira Road railway station every Sunday for the next three months and another group to clean a municipal school inThane every Sunday for the same period.
The station master of Mira Road station and the principal of the school in Thane will monitor and supervise the youths and inform the police.
The youths had gone to a resort in Gorai in April last year separately where they got embroiled into a clash attacking each other. A case was registered by Gorai police.
All the accused, who are in early twenties, had approached the HC seeking to quash the case stating that they have settled the dispute amongst themselves.
This is the second instance of the Bombay HC handing out such a punishment to people who have sought dismissal of the case citing amicable settlement among themselves.
The HC had last month directed four youths from Thane district to sweep streets of their area once a week for the next six months to get a case of molestation and attempt to murder quashed against them.
( source – PTI )