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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Naanga strict Officers ..... UK Police discharges duty !!

A few months, away in Lithuania occurred, the incredible moment of a frustrated mayor driving  an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes S-class - for parking in a cycle lane.  Arturas Zuokas, 43, took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.  The flamboyant politician decided to take the novel approach of fighting illegally parked cars by destroying them with a camouflaged Russian armoured personnel carrier.

In a civil Society, crimes need to be punished.  A section of people toil so hard and are not able to meet their ends – so those who dishonestly rob others and commit crimes must be punished.  There is Police Force, the Law Enforcement Agency which would apprehend the criminals, place them before the Legal Wing, the Courts which would determine the punishments according to the crime and they would be sent to prison as a punishment of the offence.  There are officers who are strict in their duty !!

wonder what this little cute girl is doing here ........ 

In US, there was the funny incident when a letter from the Cumberland County Clerk of Courts  was addressed to the dog  Griner summoning  to report for jury duty.   In Apr 2015, in neighbouring Pakistan, a baby was charged with attempted murder, threatening Police and interfering with State affairs – he was not alone, in the company of father and grandfather as part of a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases; the mob stoned police and gas company workers out to collect overdue bills.  It was in Lahore that the baby cried while his fingerprints were taken by a court official. Internet was ripe on news of the incident and photos of the baby calmly sitting on his grandfather’s lap, drinking bottle of milk after being given bail. 

In India, in Uttar Pradesh in Sept, an one-year-old boy and his father  were  served notices in apprehension of breach of peace during the Thakurdwara bypoll.  Police filed a report that the toddler and his father may indulge in booth capturing and intimidation of voters. A sub-divisional magistrate issued the summons under Section 10716 CrPc 1973 -an offence that invites police action in anticipation of possible “breach of peace“ against a person. The father and son had to file a security bond, failing which they could be imprisoned.

Here is something amusing in UK - Police threatening  to confiscate four-year-old girl's bike on way to school 'because she was cycling on pavement'.  Here is the news story excerpted from MailOnline. 

Sophie Lindley was cycling with stabilisers in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with her father Dale - when an officer allegedly pulled over in his car and told them that her actions were against the law. The officer said he would drive off and check his mirrors, and if he spotted her cycling again on the pavement then he would take away the 16-inch bike, according to ex-serviceman Mr Lindley, 34.

The girl's father Dale Lindley had to carry his daughter, who was now in tears, and her bike.  He said: ‘At first I thought he was joking but he looked deadly serious. I said “You must be kidding. What do you want me to do, make her ride on the busy road? It’s rush hour”. ‘By the time I got her into class she was so upset a teacher had to calm her down. Poor thing thought she was going to be put in jail. I’m absolutely outraged that a policeman can act in this way. Mr Lindley obeyed the officer's order, even though this meant he now had to carry his daughter - who had burst into tears - as well as her bike and other possessions up a hill to the school. He added: ‘The path was totally empty and we walk along it every day. Sophie likes to cycle on her bike. She’s got a little saddle on the back which she puts her dolly in.

Cyclists are told in section 64 of the Highway Code that 'you must not cycle on a pavement' - which is backed up in law by section 72 of the Highway Act 1835. The penalty for cycling on the pavement is a fixed penalty notice of £30 under section 51 and schedule 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

Sophie's mother Emma Stephenson accepted it was illegal to ride on the pavement, but a cycling charity has pointed out Sophie is under the age of criminal responsibility - which is ten. And Miss Stephenson, 33, said ‘How on earth is my daughter riding her little bike with stabilisers to school a criminal offence? Surely there needs to be some common sense applied.’ The force has since apologised. Lincolnshire Police confirmed that officers were investigating the incident. A spokesman said: ‘Safety is our priority and cycling on the pavement is illegal.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

16th Mar 2015.

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