Stop a police officer’s daughter from getting arrested?
If she’s an aspiring rapper, she can get her hopes up.
The father of a police Cops daughter says his daughter was arrested and jailed for a “crime she did not commit.”
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, the father of an aspiring police rapper explains how his daughter got into trouble after she was arrested in her hometown of Pune for allegedly stealing a bicycle.
“I know what the police officers have done to her, so I am not scared of them, and I will not put up with it,” the father says in the video.
The video has garnered nearly 2 million views since it was posted last week.
The man who uploaded the video, identified only as Sushil, told The Associated Press he was inspired by the story of a woman who was arrested by police in Mumbai in January for allegedly running a “black market” and selling a “huge amount of narcotics.”
In India, there is no law that criminalizes the selling of narcotics.
But the police say the selling is illegal, and that people selling drugs are often arrested and sent to prison for up to five years.
India’s Supreme Court in May ruled that selling drugs on the black market is a criminal offence.
“You cannot sell any narcotics,” the court ruled.
“Even if you have a big sale, it cannot be considered as a big transaction.”
Police say drug trafficking is rampant in India, and police frequently use violence to bust gangs of drug peddlers.
But some of the people arrested for drug trafficking are released in the middle of the night.
“The arrest has been a huge mistake,” the man who posted the video said.
“If we could catch this girl today, she would never have been arrested.”
The man in the YouTube video has not been identified, but his daughter, identified as Laxmi, is a well-known rapper from Pune, according to her Twitter bio.
The YouTube video of the arrest was filmed on Jan. 23, police said in a statement, but they could not immediately be reached for comment.
The rapper is currently facing several charges including “possession of narcotics” and “distribution of drugs” and he has been ordered to appear in court on Tuesday.