• I Paid A Bribe
  • 11 months ago

Shout out for Kolkata police. They made our Valentine’s an unforgettable one.

Reported on February 15, 2018 from Kolkata , West Bengal  ι Report #178759

12:30am. 15th of February, 2018.
AL Park, Salt Lake Sector 2, Kolkata.
3 boys and 2 girls. (Age: around 22 years)
I tried to remember police jeep no. WB4280638 (I believe it to be this as per my memory).

We returned around 12:15am after having dinner at 'Asia One', a restaurant at a distance of some 500 meters from the incident spot we came and sat around the benches in AL park. A patrolling jeep came and they asked all of us to move out. One cop from them asked us where do you all live? Me and my female friend pointed to our PG which is situated at a distance of 5 meters from the spot and the three of boys said location to there place. Then he ordered two of us to go inside PG. We went in. Meanwhile he manipulated all three of them to pay him 2500 rupees in order to settle it down otherwise he'll take charges and all of us have to spend the night into the jail. When they tried to talk about the allegations he said we were there in open at 12:00 am. It was no valid reason and they wanted to protest but being students living away from home none of us could afford to get into any unwanted trouble so they accepted to pay the bribe. My friends were not carrying cash. Cops asked them to call us and we gave them cash to pay to those cops. And yes we didn't receive any receipt so it qualifies to be termed as 'bribe'.

What was our fault?
Were we drunk..? We had our dinner at Asia One and they don't serve alcohol.
Drunk and drive..? We were not having any vehicles with us.
Any kind of nudity/sexually inappropriate scene..? I feel sorry for us, the five forever singles.
Loud music..? Xiomi A1 has got good speakers but not enough to get me handcuffs.

I'm deeply ashamed that I paid bribe to be safe, moreover I paid to them who are there to make us feel safe. Kolkata police, here onwards I'm a fan of yours. Thank you for giving me a reason to write this piece full of hatred when the world was celebrating love.

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