I have never asked question on poh, and now i got the chance,
So here it goes.
The police are the species we avoid like plague, but sooner or later we have to confront them, so share your first confrontation with police?
P.S. And if you have more than one such situations, share the better one.
More often than needed, I've had my confrontations with the police. Many police stations in Mumbai, Pune & its surrounding areas have my name on top of the statements recorded in their zones. However, wherever I've had my confrontations, I typically end up knowing the seniormost officer at that location, or know someone in the HQ of that division, hence everything is a cakewalk, so to speak.
At one time, I was working at a major tourist spot where we can even have over 10-12k people visiting on major days. For such days, I've had to go to the station, speak to the senior officer, and have a discussion with him. Hence, many officers from constable to ACP level know me.
So one day, we have an event going on, I am incharge of the technicals and security, and am going around the place getting things into place, which is as usual in the mess anyone who has planned for events with 10k footfalls and 25k turn up will know. The cops have setup a cordon in the core area and are not allowing anyone to enter.
I have to pass through that cordoned-off area, and also work in there - my team members are complaining that the cops are not letting them in. I start arguing with the constables at the entry point - some of them know who I am, but are unable to help coz the ones arguing are senior - but nothing is happening.
I nearly lose my cool and whip out my phone to call the zonal ACP when the DCP of that area walks by. Everyone throws a sharp salute and I just glare at him. Knowing how I normally am a cool & easygoing guy, he looks at me and goes "Kay Modi, kay challay? Ka itka tension madhye distoy?" (What Modi, what's up? Why so much tension?) "bagha na saheb, ikde amhala kaam karaychay, anhi he loke zau det nahit. Gussa nasel tar kay? Amchi jaaga, amche lok, tarihi." (Look here boss, we need to work here and these guys are not letting us pass. Won't I get angry? Our place, our people, yet.)
He starts blasting the constables on duty, makes them apologise to me, and asks me to post one of my guys with them, who will identify the team members and help let them through.
Lets just say this incident is the one that brings a smile to my face when I remember it, but there are many more incidents of a serious nature not fit on PoH threads. Although we try to avoid cops, but then they are the reason we are safe - their overzealousness in maintaining security and processes aside.