Sunday, December 14, 2003

Dept. of Strange-Sponsorships

Paying for silence

"Prakashi, a widow who lives in New Delhi, has been staging a sit-in outside the city police commissioner's office after three failed attempts to hand over the money. The Hindustan Times says officers refused to accept the polythene bag full of money because they were worried about being accused of wrongdoing. A police inspector later accompanied the woman and handed the money over to her relatives. Prakashi, 75, says she wanted to thank the police for keeping her neighbours from playing loud music late into the night." Ananova is tellinge the whole story.

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