One man in India was taken into police custody for what was classified as “suspicious tea drinking”.
There are many, simple things we do on a daily basis, most of which we never imagine could result in an arrest.
One man in the western city of Kolhapur in India was taken into police custody for what was classified as quote-unquote “suspicious tea drinking”.
Mr. Patil had been drinking tea when police approached him. The incident happened back in February.
According to cops, they found the 49-year-old man’s behavior suspicious while he was drinking chai tea at a local market stall.
Under a Section of the Code of Criminal Procedure, officers were legally allowed to arrest Patil, so long as they believed he was going to commit some sort of a crime. The case recently made it to Bombay High Court, and the judge was not impressed.
The court authority stated “One might take tea in a variety of ways, not all of them always elegant or delicate, some of them perhaps even noisy. But we know of no way to drink tea 'suspiciously'.”
The case was quickly thrown out.