WHEN GOVINDA’S SANNATA IS DETAINED FOR PESTERING POLICE!
Srinagar, Aug 29: A decade on since Jis Desh Mei Ganga Rehta Hai hit the box-office in 2000, something pertaining to the Govinda starrer is doing the rounds in Shahr-e-Khaas. This time in police files as a stone pelting accused, nicknamed after the hero’s comic role deaf- and-dumb friend, ironically named: Sannata.
Come evenings during the past over two month-long protests against rights abuse in Kashmir, Sannata would appear outside Police Station Khanyar and allegedly pelt rocks on the cops. But unlike others, he would make a loud use of his vocals to abuse the Thana cops by names.
But every time before the police could react, the accused would make an escape trough the narrow lanes and by-lanes of the densely populated area.
Police says his “unparliamentarily language was highly un-tolerable and unheard of even in the red-light areas.”
The police station was annoyed with the faux-pas, presumably more than the rocks.
Finally, some time back, senior officials of the police department held a meeting to get rid of the problem.
As per insiders, the Superintendent of Police north City, Shokat Shah and the concerned SDPO asked the police to lay ambush to catch the culprit.
The plan worked. The moment the accused appeared near the police station and started spewing un-parliamentary language, he was grabbed.
The furious cops dragged him to the police station where some senior officials immediately dropped in.
He turned out to be 11-year-old local boy. Before the police would verify his whereabouts, a Thana cop recognized him.
“He is the same boy who some two years ago was detained twice for using abusive language against us,” a cop told his seniors.
Police says the then SP had released him on compassionate grounds as apart from being a minor, he belonged to a poor family.
The boy, who works as a car washer, is of Bihari origin, whose mother got settled in old City since his infancy.
“Because of this all Paul Sahib(SP) released him,” a Thana cop recaps. Interestingly, both the times, the then SP had gifted him Rs 100 out of his pocket with a promise of not redoing the mischief.
But given his past record, police this time was reluctant in his release.
The SHO Khanyar sought a jointly written petition from his mother and the local Masjid Intizaamiya that the boy won’t repeat the misconduct.
The locals were reluctant in filing the petition pleading how could they act somebody’s guarantor.
Finally, insiders say, the SP north addressed them pleading “what good was the area doing by nurturing kids who are so mischievous at this age.”
“Does any religion preach us that we should teach our kids use of abusive language?” the SP argued before the locals.
The police-public meet ultimately transpired in the release of the minor who went home with his mother pleading “not to repeat the mistake”.
But how did Sanatta get the nickname? Well police has a reply based on the “local inputs”.
“His appearance resembles the Sannatta of Jis Desh Mei Ganga Rehta Hai,” a police official spontaneously responds.
But the SP north, Shokat Shah declined to comment on the issue.
“Well, Jinab excuse me. No comments please,” the official said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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