Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Topsy Turvy Land

The other night(WC final night, to be exact), I and a friend went out for a ride - just a ride. When we approached the main road, we were stopped by a police duty..asking questions like- license hai? Document hai? and to which the answers were 'yes'. Then he called my friend and later he gave 100 bucks to the police and then he let us go. I was quite pissed off by this incident..the police taking money for no particular reason..hmph...the great Delhi Police.

This very incident led me to think the poem we used to learn while in middle school -The Topsy Turvy Land. Though I coudn't recall all that in the poem, I still remember the line -

You pay for what you never get,

In Topsy Turvy Land

Might sound funny but I feel that this is what hapening now with the police out here. Come to think of it, were they able to solve the Jessica Lal's case?..and that is waht they are suppose to do. Besides, they are on duty to protect the citizen....they are the one to protect you from being robbed and not being robbed by them.

This kind of incident once happened to a person I knew very very well. They were standing on a crowded highway and were having Pizza that was when a policeman approaced them and ask all kind of questions, then later manage to take 500 bucks from them..and you knwo what that police said to them "Even if you take this matter to the headquater, I can cook up any story since you are male and female.." **whew** thats the kind of world we are living in, the Topsy Turvy World.

Oh, by the way, not a single sip of beer/wine..name it..taken.


9 comments:

illusionaire said...

Why did ur fren pay a bribe for committing no crime? I'm sure he didnt have one of the required papers...

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Almost Unreal said...

I asked him the same question, didnt use the word 'bribe' though. To tgat he said that he is doing law at the moment and there are 45 ways to fined you...upto 500 bucks....

For instance, they asked all kinds of ducuments such as Pollution certificate, or someting like that whic is not always possible to produce.

Anyway, this is Delhi and its the Delhi Police you deal with :(

Sundancer said...

Delhi police! We need a special force to protect us from the marauding Delhi police. I've had several not-so-memorable encounters with them, have been forced to "offer" them some hundred rupees more than once, I've even spent several hours at the R.K Puram police station, I've also been to the same place to "bail" out some friends whose only crime was that they were parking on the side of the road "after midnight"(it was around 12:15 to be exact..not that it matters). And almost everyone I know have at least one similar story to share. Those buggers. Delhi police duty motto - to protect and serve - themselves. Doesn't matter if they make life difficult for the rest of us poor citizens in the process.

virgochhas said...

i protest....

i have not yet paid or 'bribed' in such circumstances and am not planning to start now...

D.P or no D.P

letz stand out for our rights...

wait till i study Law..lolz

illusionaire said...

Hmelchhe ho hi chuan fine (bribe) an pe zel mai a ni *GRIN*

Sundancer said...

Mipa pe pawh ka hre treuh, in hauh buai vak ai chuan pek mai hi awl thrin a/

Almost Unreal said...

@sundancer..I remeber that incident and I still pissed off

@virgo, can't wait for your Law degree :D

@illusion..trong thei zep zuap..hmelthrat vang zok lom

illusionaire said...

bleh bleh bleh...

Almost Unreal said...

@illu...i dang elo?..ha haha