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  • Cop punished for trying to fine cricket star

    Thought this might give all of us a laugh.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070112/...ndia_celebrity

    Cop punished for trying to fine cricket star Fri Jan 12, 3:48 AM ET

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian traffic policeman has been transferred for trying to fine one of the country's biggest cricket stars, not realising that celebrities are sometimes above the law, newspapers reported on Friday.

    Inspector Saifuddin Ahmed thought he was just doing his job when he stopped an expensive sports car in the eastern city of Ranchi for having dark tinted windows -- an offence in India.

    But sitting behind those windows was cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India's hottest celebrities and a hero in his home state of Jharkhand, of which Ranchi is the capital.

    Early reports said an unfazed Ahmed insisted Dhoni hand over the 900-rupee fine (10 pounds).

    Local police have since back-pedalled, saying Dhoni was allowed to drive on after waving a letter from local authorities giving him special dispensation to break the law.

    Ahmed has now been transferred in what is an apparent demotion from the downtown commercial district to a downmarket residential bazaar, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday.

    The state's chief minister was reported as saying that celebrities should expect special treatment when it comes to the law, a widely held notion in India's upper echelons.

    "The police should be liberal while dealing with persons of his stature," Madhu Koda was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

    "What is the harm if a person of his standing uses a car with tinted glass windows?"
    Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

  • #2
    The scarry thing is, is that this type of special treatment is common in India, to the point that it's actually part of their religion and their belife in Karma.
    Forti Fors Bona

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    • #3
      Perhaps, in his next incarnation, his karma won't have tinted windows.

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      • #4
        " Babay you can drive my Khar (ma)"...lucky for the poor Cop that Mel Gibson wasn't visiting town.

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