Police in India catch violators of quarantine giant tongs

Police officers in the Indian city of Chandigarh have adopted a quaint device to fight crime and those who violate the rules of quarantine.

To safely detain them, the police use giant metal tongs on a long stick. Reported by the New York Post.

Indian cops use giant ‘tongs’ to nab people breaking coronavirus lockdown https://t.co/HHSirOhMDF pic.twitter.com/TfkX5GBA50

— New York Post (@nypost) April 28, 2020


The demonstration video shows the principle of the «forceps»: a police officer captures a volunteer with the special design on the end of a long pole and captures her around the waist arrested. He then adjusts the length of the handle to keep a safe distance from the detainee’s person.

«Division VIP security Chandigarh police has developed this unique method of struggle against persons not complying with the quarantine and curfew — tweeted Director General of police of Chandigarh. — Excellent equipment, great workout!!!».

But critics called the device «terrifying». One of them even asked, «have You ever heard about what «human dignity»?»

This is not the first time Indian police is shocked by the strange methods of repression. They are used as a hard power in the form of beatings with sticks and «educational» measures: forcing offenders to do the exercises and even to write 500 lines of the phrase «I’m sorry».

Chandigarh, the capital of the States Haryana and Punjab, was declared a zone of containment of a pandemic, with strict curfews imposed in the city.