There’s nothing more annoying and disgusting than smelly socks. But have you ever heard that smelly socks could actually cause a public nuisance?
In a rather bizarre incident, a man from Bihar travelling from Dharamshala to Delhi in a bus was booked for “causing public nuisance” after he reportedly got into an altercation with his fellow passengers over his “smelly socks”.
Yes, that actually happened!
As per a report by Hindustan Times, the 27-year-old man, Prakash Kumar, was travelling to Delhi from Dharamshala in a Volvo bus on the intervening night of November 26 and 27. At some point during the journey, he removed his socks and shoes.
Unable to bear the strong stench, his fellow passengers asked him to either put those socks in the bag or throw them away.
Even thinking about it is giving me the hibbygybbies!
However, Kumar refused to cooperate with his fellow passengers and decided to get into a heated argument instead! In fact, the driver and the conductor of the bus were forced to stop the vehicle two to three times to resolve the issue, but Kumar refused to budge from his stand, the daily reported.
Finally, the passengers asked the driver to stop the bus Bharwain police station in Una district and lodged a complaint against Kumar.
A case for causing a public nuisance was registered against Kumar by the police on November 27, who booked him under Section 107/51 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Superintendent of police (SP), Una, Sanjeev Gandhi confirmed to the Hindustan Times that the police had booked Kumar on the basis of the complaint filed by passengers.
The SP added that Kumar also created a ruckus at the Bharwain police station.
Interestingly, the daily reported that Kumar later filed a counter-complaint against his fellow passengers claiming that they had picked up a fight with him on the bus for no reason as his socks did not have a foul smell.
Kumar was released on surety by the sub-divisional magistrate, according to the report.
That really was a first!
Information source: hindustantimes
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