A 10 month old boy was arrested for fear of disrupting the peace at local election
WCNN - Reporter
September 11, 2014
India is the world leader in child arrests ranging from coercion, as listed above, to assaulting an officer, witchcraft, and theft.Although this is legal in the country, police still takes gambles when doing it, but not because the people of the country care.
Indian policemen are generally only held accountable for arresting children if the international community gets wind of it and publishes the findings internationally. They claim to have no tolerance for it, but time after time small children are arrested with outlandish claims made against them.
Gupta Singh, of the Thakurdwara police department told WCNN that the officers in question have already started their departmental procedures to suspend the two officers, but once the recorder was turned off he added "You should have seen their faces when we arrested the baby! Now that was funny! We usually arrest children just to take selfies with the parents because their facial expressions are hilarious!" Gupta Singh has denied making these statements, but fortunately for WCNN our hidden recorder pens (standard issue) caught the comments on tape.
Singh is now being investigated internally to decide what action to take on his comments.
India is a very superstitious country, and nearly anything will scare them and cause great pandemonium, so it comes as no surprise to hear a politician publicly claim fear of something - especially when that something is an elf.