Prashant Waydande ran into two unruly “lawyers” while riding a Mumbai local train; at least, that’s what they claimed to be. On the seat across from her, the woman had her legs up. An altercation started when Prashant insisted that she take off her legs.
A photojournalist from Mumbai named Prashant posted the footage of their altercation on Twitter with the hashtags “Mumbai Police” and “Railway officials.” The passengers, a man and a woman, are shown in the video repeatedly being asked to take their legs off but refusing to comply with Prashant’s requests. He and the woman get into a disagreement over whether or not he may capture the footage. “We are lawyers,” she insisted.
Prashant tweeted, “These folks are supposed to be lawyers and are sitting in the train like this. @MumbaiPolice @Central Railway @CPMumbaiPolice.”
Mumbai Police acknowledged the incident and mentioned GRP Mumbai in the remarks.
There were several responses to the video as well. One user commented, “It’s terrible manners to put one’s foot on the seat even when it’s empty.”
“Fine won’t deter her. But say, for example, “I am a lawyer who placed my legs up on this train seat, insulting co-passenger,” or “Disallow them from travelling for a month.” I’m sorry,” a another user advised.
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