Cops in India want covidiots to come to grips.
Officers in Chandigarh have started to employ a bizarre new crime-fighting contraption to safely round up coronavirus lockdown violators — a giant set of tongs attached to a 5-foot pole.
A video demo shows a cop putting the tong-like contraception around a volunteer, locking the circular end around his waist and extending the pole to keep a safe distance.
“Great equipment, great drill!!!” the force’s Director-General of Police tweeted, hailing the “unique way of tackling non-cooperating corona suspects and curfew breakers.”
The demo was widely applauded — but also called “appalling” by critics, with one asking, “Ever heard of something called ‘human dignity’?”
Chandigarh, the capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab, has been declared a containment zone with a strict curfew imposed on the city.