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Some crop I photographed at Aarey colony, copyright Picturejockey : Navin Harish 2005-2008
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Caught a suspect terrorist?

22nd December 2008

“In view of the recent attacks, we have to be more careful. The public and the press have appreciated us and we should not let them down or do anything for that confidence to slip. We need to be extra vigil, we need to be alert, and we need to be on duty 24X7. Every time you go out, I want you to remember that you are not an individual, you are a part of a respected team and each and every one of you is a brand ambassador of Mumbai Police. Now go out and make this city safe. GO, go, go.”

Something like that must have been said by a senior cop to his team and this guy all pumped up and enthu, stopped his bike while I was taking this picture.

“Where are you from?”
“What are you doing?”
“Taking pictures.”
“Of what?”
“Of what you see in front of me.”
“Have you taken a permission to take pictures?”
“No I don't, nether does the group of kids 500 metres behind us who are snapping away to glory”

Then he went on a on for about 5 minutes telling me how they have to make sure that there is no terrorist taking pictures that they will use for making further plans. The cop was alert even while off duty and stopped by to check what was going on but I am still to be convinced that a terrorist invest money to blow up a piece of wilderness. Going to an unguarded mall or a railway station or a multiplex would make a lot more sense.

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