Samosas came at a dear cost to this Rampur resident.
The Uttar Pradesh police started helpline numbers to aid people in distress during the nationwide lockdown. But some miscreants interpreted it as a number that can provide them with food any time they like! The helpline numbers got a host of bizarre requests from people. While some asked for home-delivery of pizza, others wanted freshly made paan. Some people asked the helpline to deliver juicy rasgullas, while others still wanted hot samosas with green mint chutney.
While some were genuine requests by people in distress, others were just mischievous people trying to take advantage of the police force at their disposal. After incessant requests and repeated calls by the man for samosas, the UP Police had no option but to cater to his demand. The man got piping hot samosas delivered to his home by the police. But they also had a plan to teach him a lesson and set an example for other people trying to misuse the helpline.
The local administration ordered the man to clean the drains and sweep the roads in the locality in order to punish him. The pictures of the guilty in action were also shared on the Twitter handle of the District Manager of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.
4 समोसा भिजवा दो… चेतावनी के बाद आखिर भिजवाना ही पड़ा।
अनावश्यक मांग कर कंट्रोल रूम को परेशान करने वाले व्यक्ति से सामाजिक कार्य के तहत् नाली सफाई का कार्य कराया गया। pic.twitter.com/88aFRxZpt2
— DM Rampur (@DeoRampur) March 29, 2020
The internet flooded with reactions to the post. Some people agreed that this was a good way to punish the guilty, others questioned why the control room was responding to these strange demands. Take a look at some of the reactions:
If he would have demanded Pakoda then punishment would have been different…????????
— Nadeem Irfan (@NadeemIrfan18) March 29, 2020
Tit for tat! ????
— Manoj Agrawal (@manoj_indore) March 29, 2020
Good action ????
— ????????Dr.N.P.Singh???????? (@NPSinghMBBS) March 29, 2020
Please follow same for people who r roaming outside without reason and not following rules.
— Indu ???? (@Indu20181) March 30, 2020
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