Is sporting beard a crime? Lecturer and his son in ‘terror’ net based on suspicion
Bangalore: Sporting a beard sometimes become troublesome for you as cops on duty may be suspicious of you based on your physical attire and looks. The same happened to a lecturer and his son on Tuesday when cops stopped their car and questioned them for hours.
The father-son duo was intercepted by police near the BHEL factory on Mysore Road after . The cops were on the run from June 15 for “some people with beards” after a terror alert was sounded.
According to police, they had received information that “some people with beards” were moving suspiciously around the city in a Nano and enquiring about addresses.
However, red-faced cops gave the duo a clean chit after being convinced that they were not the suspects. The police refused to reveal the identity of the two, but city police commissioner, BG Jyothipraksh Mirji, later said, “They were in a car bearing a Gujarat registration number, but they are innocents and not involved in any anti-social activities.”
The cops were on the run from June 15 for 'some people with beards' after a terror alert was sounded.