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Cop in Trouble After Zoo Protest Arrest

Written by PETA | August 17, 2009

My “case of the Mondays” went up in smoke as soon as I read about a capless, clueless cop who landed himself in hot water during a PETA India protest outside the Calcutta Zoo.

The officer, Assistant Commissioner Anil Kar, wasn’t about to interrupt a smoke break to make an arrest. Instead, he held his coffin nail* (see note below) in one hand—and in the other, he held PETA India’s own Chiranjeet Karar, who was decked out in a police uniform and monkey mask and was encouraging people to boycott zoos because they incarcerate and exploit animals, not to mention that Indian zoos are extremely substandard and that animals are frequently denied basic care.


The multitasking officer didn’t realize that smoking on duty is a no-no (Yes, Rule 13 of the Police Regulation of Calcutta states that police officers in uniform are forbidden to smoke on the streets), as is abandoning various parts of his uniform.

(*Or is it “coughin’ nail?” I guess either one works, right?)

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Tim Smith says:

    I’m afraid in India their coppers would be a lot more corrupt than in developed nations although if someone has factual evidence to prove me wrong I will retract this statement.

  • Matt Greenwood says:

    Why was PETA Activist Chiranjeet Karar being arrested anyway he wasn’t doing anything wrong?! Haha Stupid Cop!! LOL!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    All Indians must embrace the nonviolent vegetarian and animal friendly worldview advocated by Matatma Gandhi. Lamentably India is bordered by Pakistan a violent terrorist state with nuclear weapons.

  • Aneliese says:

    Big deal. I am relieved though I thought I was going to read about how the cop hurt the protestors with his “nail”.