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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Suspicious drinking of tea is prohibited. Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-24131318

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Indian police arrested a restaurant owner for drinking tea "in a suspicious manner", it seems.

When Sub-Inspector Jadhav asked what Vijav Patil was doing at a tea stall in the town of Kolhapur one mid-morning, he was unhappy with the explanation of "cutting chai" - grabbing a quick half-glass of tea - reports the Times of India. So it seems the officer arrested him under a law that allows preventative detention of someone suspected of being about to commit a crime.

However, Mr Justice Gautam Patel, at Bombay High Court, was not impressed and ordered police to drop the case. "We were unaware that the law required anyone to give an explanation for having tea, whether in the morning, noon or night. One might take tea in a variety of ways, not all of them always elegant or delicate, some of them perhaps even noisy. But we know of no way to drink tea 'suspiciously'," he's said to have ruled. Prosecution pleas that Mr Patil was known to the police reportedly cut no ice with the judge: "Cutting chai is permissible, cutting corners with the law is not."

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like re-runs of "The Sweeney" have penetrated the police force in India.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Suspicious drinking of tea is prohibited. Reply with quote

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One might take tea in a variety of ways, not all of them always elegant or delicate, some of them perhaps even noisy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless he was cutting chai while being blown by a child sex slave and staring down the scope of a .50 cal sniper rifle, I can't imagine why that cop thought it wise to arrest him.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Power trip. Cops harass people all the time.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tea is sacred, to have half a cup is to... I'm to0o drunk to converse, sorry
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
tea is sacred, to have half a cup is to... I'm to0o drunk to converse, sorry

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Power trip. Cops harass people all the time.


This seems to be the most probable answer.
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