2011: Shah Rukh Khan was stopped at the airport when he was returning from a vacation.
The person who intercepted him was, deputy collector of customs, Sameer Wankhede.
SRK had to pay a fine 1.5 lakh for undeclared goods.
Upright officers like Wankhede must be protected
(Typo: fine of Rs. 1.5 lakh)
Many are asking for a source. Here's one.
Not only did Sameer Wankhede intercept Shah Rukh at the airport, he interrogated SRK for hours and ensured not a single item goes unchecked.
Wankhede has always been an honest officer.
indiatvnews.com/entertainment/…
Shah Rukh was returning from Holland via London. He had 20 big bags and many were full of stuff on which he had to pay a duty.
Usually, customs officers do not stop a celebrity but that day, Wankhede was on duty and he refused to let SRK leave the airport.
mid-day.com/amp/entertainm…
Wankhede (then Deputy Collector, Customs) asked SRK to accompany him to a small interrogation room where he and a team of officers interrogated him for more than two hours (if my memory serves right). Everybody was shocked that Wankhede had the guts to stop a Bollywood superstar.
Apparently, Shah Rukh Khan wasn't even allowed to make a phone call until the interrogation was over. He was allowed to go only after he paid a fine & a challan was issued.
Let's rise above religion and understand that India needs more officers like Sameer Wankhede.

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First, an "eminent" will counter Vikram's views and call him a biased RW historian in a LW magazine.
Then, it will be cited as a source and added to Dr. Sampath's page
@vikramsampath Already flags are placed on his Wiki profile calling it biased in favour of Vikram. What does this mean?
This is a dog-whistle for LW Wikipedia editors to start working on Vikram.
Why haven't they succeeded till now?
Because there's scarce material "against" Vikram in the media. Image
Hence, the need to manufacture an article levelling all sorts of allegations against Vikram and paint him as a biased historian.
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Two known wikipedia vandals.
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New way to harass, target and malign Indian non-left academics and intelligentsia.
Indian-origin academics abroad and Left leaning academics/journalists are collaborating to...
First, publish an opinion piece.
Then use the opinion as news to edit the Wikipedia page of the person.
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A target is painted on their back simply because they have taken up the assignment.
You will find an example on Sanjeev Sanyal's page.
A paid Wikipedia editor has been employed to create a section called Views.
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Few tunes get glued to you.
The @yohanimusic song composed by Chamath Sangeeth, is just that.
@yohanimusic Here's the full song with subtitles in case anyone wants to hear. Super duper composition.
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Disha Salian case closed.
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Police have filed a final report as they claim there was no foul play.
Since there was no FIR, the police have closed this case and don't have to report to a court.

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As pointed out earlier, there was no FIR registered after Disha Salian's death.
Any suspected suicide (it was declared as such soon after the incident only) is probed under CrPC as per practice.
Even Sushant's death was being probed like that initially till an FIR was filed.
Sushant's case is different. His father lodged an FIR in Patna alleging abetment.
Then an appeal was filed in court. It went upto the Supreme Court which handed over the case to the CBI.
But before that the case was officially an accidental death only and being probed under CrPC.
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Neeraj's first throw could have been better if this shameful incident didn't happen.
Arshad is lucky that @WeAreTeamIndia didn't lodge a complaint.
@WeAreTeamIndia Those who want to know the context, please see this quote from @Neeraj_chopra1.
This incident was being portrayed by some sports journalists that Arshad Nadeem had "donated" his javelin to Neeraj for his first throw.
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Yes. Very apparent in this video. But glad Neeraj Chopra didn't let this incident affect him. Otherwise, India could have lost an Olympic Gold.
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The cop has Human Rights too. Here's the video from where the photo was taken.
The woman had pulled the cop to the ground and he fell on her. He was trying to free himself from her hold while she was pulling him on her.
The police officer is innocent.
There are other videos available which I am not tweeting out to preserve the dignity of the woman who was clearly blind with rage.
This was a case of a private dispute and the officer was there to handle it. Yet, he was made an accused due to no fault of his.
He is innocent.
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