Boarding overcrowded Mumbai local not 'criminal act' which disentitles accident victim from claiming damages: Bombay High Court

Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing a 75-year-old man's plea after he was denied compensation by a Railway Claims Tribunal despite sustaining injuries after falling from a moving train.
Mumbai Local Train
Mumbai Local Train

In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court earlier this month held that a calculated risk of boarding an overcrowded local train will not amount to a "criminal act" under Section 124A of the Railways Act of 1989 [Nitin Hundiwala vs Union of India]

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