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When you Get Copped..

July 15, 2009

Preface : This is a really crappy attempt at a come-back post, but the content is important and would be valuable to those among you who have the balls to tell a cop off. Those who don’t have balls atleast can curse their parents and grand parents and mumble in undertones that they can’t here.. like I often find myself doing. 😦

1. A single Cop, CANNOT stop you on the road !
(it’s prohibited and you are not suppose to Stop either !)

2. A single cop CANNOT seize your driving license !

3. Only a ‘traffic control’ cop has the authority to request anything MORE than your NIC when you are behind wheels.

4. A single traffic cop NEVER can press charges against you.
HE MUST HAVE A WITNESS IF DOES SO.
That’s why you always find ‘two’ cops together.

5. Police is a peace controlling force. NOT AN ARMED FORCE !!! They are prohibited by LAW to carry anything more than a BATON ! (but due to the prevailing WAR, they are issued Guns by a supreme court ruling,till the war ENDS)

6. So, if a Cop pulls a gun on you, YOU CAN sue him !!!

7. If a COP claims that you are drunk, you have the FULL right to ask for a ‘balloon test’, if they DO NOT HAVE it in their possession on the time of your request, you can GO.

8. Only Traffic Cops have the RIGHT to stop any moving vehicle. (that’s why you find at least 1 normal cop in every checkpoint even though they are manned by Army)

9. COPS, CANNOT ENTER YOUR HOME OR WORK PREMISES without a court Order. You have the FULLEST right ASK for it, if they try to enter and also DENY their entrance if you ‘feel’ like it.

10. A traffic cop CANNOT seize your driving license UNTIL he fully states the crime you have committed and the relating penal code violation. If he is unsuccessful in stating them, you can go free

11. If a traffic cop seizes your license by force and ask you to come to the police station to collect it. DO NOT GO !
Lodge a complain directly to Police commission or the ‘Provincial IGP’, YOU can get the cop SACKED for his misconduct and unruly behaviour.

12. (for girls), If a COP asks for your Identifications and (if you think he’s doing it on purpose to harass you) you CAN deny his request. He cannot arrest you ! you have the RIGHT to request for a Female Police officer.

13. (for Girls) If you are asked to be Body checked, it’s your right to get it done by a female cop. If they don’t have one in present, DENY their action.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2009 5:17 pm

    Thanks man.. I will remember.. in an unlikely event of law and order returning to Sri Lanka.. well.. then again.. I may not have to.. I may be long gone by then..

  2. July 15, 2009 5:19 pm

    coincidence – we both wrote about cops today..:)

    and I actually picked some good stuff here.. thanks!

  3. Chavie permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:12 pm

    lol @ what Sam said… so very true! 🙂

  4. July 15, 2009 11:17 pm

    thnks a lot this is surely going to be useful.

  5. July 15, 2009 11:47 pm

    thanks man.. this will help.. alot.

  6. July 16, 2009 9:39 am

    I think all this is good in theory but this is Sri Lanka, and “stuff” happens over here in the miracle island. Say for instance if you mouthed off a traffic cop, they would probably notify all cops along that route and notify them about you…and every one of them will stop you and delay you as much as possible. Ultimately its your loss. I have faced a similar situation very recently(http://architecturez.blogspot.com/2009/06/road-manners-for-idiots.html), I guess your post was provoked by a similar incidence as well.

  7. July 20, 2009 9:39 am

    What you say is true guys. All this stuff exists on paper, but only a few of us have the balls to actually tell a cop off AND suffer the consequences.

    This was actually triggered when I got copped a few weeks ago for talking on the phone while driving. In my excuse I was using the Speaker-phone.. buut this cop was like “no phone at all” I was in a bugged mood, couldn’t be bothered and just gave the bugger the 500 he was looking for and sped off.

    Later, my friend tells me a single cop can’t charge you. So atleast you guys are aware of it now.. as for the speaker-phone.. need more research. 🙂

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