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Old 8th May 2013, 17:29   #136
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Actor Asif Ali booked for tailgating Minister Jayalakshmi's convoy in his BMW X3 with the DRLs on - Video Link

Couldn't understand a word of the video link but this just sounds R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D!!
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The actor was stopped by the pilot vehicle when his car was seen following the minister's convoy for a while on the NH with the DRLs on.

When the police questioned the chauffeur about the DRLs, the actor intervened and explained that the DRLs are supposed to be on when driving in the daytime. The cops didn't buy it and left the scene with the car's key, leaving the actor in the middle of the road surrounded by pesky onlookers until the Highway Patrol came and took him to the nearby Police Station and was let off with the car after giving a written explanation.

If this wasn't derogatory enough, the actor alleges that the cops were using foul language when he was trying to explain them the situation.

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OT: Pathetic state of affairs that this had to happen. It seems Ministers have got a status of a God in our country and the useless cops are their angels.
So what if he was following their convoy ?? It doesn't mean the actor or any other person behind has to just stop and let the convoy out of his sight and then continue. The road is for the public!
And if the stupid cops thought it was a threat to their great minister, why would a car with DRL's follow the convoy attracting attention? He may as well follow on a bike which is less visble!

Makes my blood boil when I hear incidents like these.
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It’s quite common on our roads to have a minister’s car flying with no regards to speed limits and a convoy following. Unfortunately ministers and so called VIPs have a different set of rules and protocols in our country.

But I am looking at this in a different angle. In Kerala, very often I have seen drivers closely keeping up with government cars (and at times ambulances), just to save on the running time. Couple of years back my driver tried doing this on a trip from Cochin to Thrissur, and I had to curtail his instincts because it was so unsafe to do those speeds on Kerala roads.

And I am not surprised with the fact that the police folks did not have any idea of what DRLs are
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The actor was stopped by the pilot vehicle when his car was seen following the minister's convoy for a while on the NH with the DRLs on.
It seems the cops weren't his fans, else usually in such cases what happens is that they are too star-struck to take any action against an actor & let them off!
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But I am looking at this in a different angle. In Kerala, very often I have seen drivers closely keeping up with government cars (and at times ambulances), just to save on the running time. Couple of years back my driver tried doing this on a trip from Cochin to Thrissur, and I had to curtail his instincts because it was so unsafe to do those speeds on Kerala roads.

And I am not surprised with the fact that the police folks did not have any idea of what DRLs are
You are right. Its the easiest way to get through traffic. If you can maintain a few cars distance the escort cars wont take you seriously.

The actor in question is a very fast driver and he was probably at the tail of the convoy. But make no mistake, theres plenty of room for improvement in how the cops treat people.
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When it comes to dealing with a convoy, I agree with what most members have told. Goto the left and give way. This is how public should react to a convoy, this is because of the security parameter involved.

But what is unacceptable is the arrogance shown by individual cars/autos with party flags in front of them. They show respect to no one in the road, don't obey traffic rules and is a threat to all in the road.
We frankly don't know who is sitting in that flag bearing car. I agree it makes my blood boil to see these low life scums who not so long ago may be selling potatoes on the street, after one election start flashing beacons and party flags and strut about. But in real life, I wouldn't take any fight with these kinds. If such a car is pushing through traffic, I don't have political clout, neither can I afford to miss work because I got into a fight.
That is the sad story of a common working man in India.
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I think the police are well within their rights to question anyone following a minister's car. It is also the policeman's duty and his job is probably on the line if something goes wrong. He is also right to demand an answer to his complete satisfaction before he lets anyone go after questioning.

But taking the keys away and abusing the actor amount to harassment and must not be tolerated.
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Agree with StarrySky. Tailgating any vehicle is wrong/risky & if it's a minister's or some such VIP,s car, then the security angle also comes into picture, which means the cops have to act.
Ofcourse, this could have been handled without foul language and harassment.
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What is this Ram Charan fellow's claim to fame other than the fact that he is Chiranjeevi's son and Dr Pratap Reddy's grandson in law?
This kind of ego mania has got to be stopped.
I hope those software engineers had taken photos of the incident and file a case against the filthy fool and his stinking servitors...
About time that these blighters stopped thinking that they are above the rest of the people...
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Nitish Rane/Ram Charan and thousands of others like him have power in their head and a gun in their hand( a quote from the movie No one killed Jessica)
On the other hand we have Arnold Shwarznegger's(ex-governor of California) son being thrown out of a disco and he (the son) publicly apologising by way of a tweet. He could have thrown his weight by saying"jaanta nahin main kaun hoon" but refrained.
Here is a link to the story from Times of India(8/5/2013)
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Defau...&ViewMode=HTML
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And if the stupid cops thought it was a threat to their great minister, why would a car with DRL's follow the convoy attracting attention? He may as well follow on a bike which is less visble!

Makes my blood boil when I hear incidents like these.
Very easy to blame the cops. You might want to check out this link before forming an opinion about them :
http://www.telegraphindia.com/113031...p#.UYqkirUhrg8
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Very easy to blame the cops. You might want to check out this link before forming an opinion about them :
http://www.telegraphindia.com/113031...p#.UYqkirUhrg8
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OT: I have already formed an opinion of them. I have been at the receiving end of bad policing as well. I appreciate a small percentage of good natured policemen doing their duty, but when majority do not, it is difficult to change an opinion. I have also experienced cops doing their duty and I duly wave out a thanks for doing so as well.

I especially do not appreciate the fact that other motorists need to disappear when a VIP cavalcade is around. And cops in the pilot car waving and asking us to pull over or just stop so they can move un-hindered. It is not their backyard we are on.

I agree in this case(the actors car with DRL's) , like Vb-San mentioned, the driver to make things easy, choose to tail the convoy, like some low life's do tailing an ambulance. which I am not a supporter of.

Thanks for the link, Doc.

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Very easy to blame the cops. You might want to check out this link before forming an opinion about them :
http://www.telegraphindia.com/113031...p#.UYqkirUhrg8
Thanks. It made me very happy to read that.
However this doesn't change the fact that most cops, at least in the city I live in, are nothing but corrupted people who honestly couldn't care less about the law drmohit. I would like to think this is the general consensus across the country as well.
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I especially do not appreciate the fact that other motorists need to disappear when a VIP cavalcade is around. And cops in the pilot car waving and asking us to pull over or just stop so they can move un-hindered. It is not their backyard we are on.
Have to agree with this view point also. I also have the experience of being asked to pull-over or stop or just disappear by the cops on NH47 in Kerala, when some state-car is passing by. Actually more than having to pull over or stop, the attitude/rudeness of the cops is what irks most people IMO. Again, I think the security angle would be the reason or excuse (depending on which side one is talking from).
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I really don't think the cops can do anything in these cases. The so called VIPs in our country enjoy enormous power and status and are literally the rulers of our country. How can you expect a low level ( in the chain of command sense) cop to not blindly do everything possible to keep the VIP happy? The minutest of errors or delays in his travel can mean suspension/transfer and beating my supporters ( in some cases like above) for the poor chap. So ofcourse it all comes out on the common man.

I am not suggesting that cops are honest and have integrity. But yes they can't be blamed for everything specially VIP movement. On paper a mere constable might have the power to stop or even arrest a VIP but in reality....

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