I was telling the story of Raj and his friend Abhijeet in last part. The much awaited sequel to that part is here now.
The scene so far:
Raj went to his friend’s birthday party and had 4-5 pegs of whisky at the booze party. After the party is over, they decide to go back to their usual meeting place and while Abhijeet is driving his activa, they brush up against an ambassador and some time later they are stopped by a police car and when they dont stop, the police car started folowing them.
Meandering through the heavy evening time rush in the market at speeds in excess of 70, Raj kept driving with cool (n dizzying) head but his heart throbing with the thought of the aftermath of the event of the police jeep catching them while driving drunk but as advised by his friend, he just kept driving with the throttle at its fullest and police siren wailing behind them. Every moment making him lose his cool. At a diversion he turned his vehicle and they entered the Cantt area and soon after entering there, the wailing of the siren ceased but not to fooled by this he kept running his bike at 70+ speeds. After a lot of driving when they were in some nook and corner of the city where he hadnt been ever in his life and which seemed like a safe place, he slowed down. After some discussion they both decided to go back to the place where the group was supposed to meet.
After having a chat with the friends for some time, Raj had two packets of after Drink and a lot of mouth fresheners as he had to go back to his home. Sobered by now, he started to drive back towards his home normally. He took a right turn to get to the lane in which his house is located and saw a commotion somewhere on the road but couldnt locate, on moving further he knew that it was police standing in front of his house for sure, but if he turned at that juncture it would be a clear give away to the police and then they will start following him. He kept driving calmly and passed the vehicles and people standing in front of his house with great ease, though after passing them, he could hear sounds coming in the background of people shouting some thing.
After having escaped from there, he called his home and enquired what was going on in the house and was instructed by his mother to come back home and thus he reached home. As soon as he reached there he was surrounded by hordes of people and when he saw carefully there were two police jeeps and atleast 4-5 police bikes. He was made to sit in the police jeep still ignorant of the reason of this treatment meted out to him. Later in the police jeep, he was told by his mausi that they had brushed against the car of the “D.I.G.” of the state and his friend sitting behind him had slapped the hood of the car which had angered the D.I.G and forced all the police guys to track down the vehicle. There was police force from two police stations of surrounding area.
He was inquired about his friend and the friends house was called and his father came but the guy didnt come(according to Raj he must not have been in a situation to come,alcohol has its effects). Sitting in the Police Station, Raj was worried what would happen next, but had som moral support as his mother and aunt(mausi) were there. Abhijeet’s father came with some other uncle and both of them started ringing people they knew but none could do anything as the case was of D.I.G., The parents party tought of going and meeting the D.I.G. but they couldnt find any phone no of him and his address and the station incharge of the police station had also not come from his dinner. In the meantime S.P. of the city also came to the station and started to talk about the event and told Raj that the no of his activa was noted by the D.I.G. and was flashed across whole district and that was also the reason why police jeep stopped pursuing them after some time.
While no contact could be made with the D.I.G., Raj started getting densed, what will happen if a F.I.R. is lodged??He knew nothing much would happen but will he ever be able to get a passport if he is reported here?? What will happen to all his dreams of doing M.S. in a foreign university?? The parents party finally went to meet the D.I.G. butit was 12:00 am already and the chances of meeting him were very slim, still he held on to the gleam ray of hope. After an hour the parents returned with the news that the D.I.G. couldnt be approached. With this came the final proclamation from the SP that he has to stay in the Police Station but as they knew that this was not a crime and since Raj was a good and studious boy, they made him sleep in the police quarters in the campus of the police station in the beds meant for the police guys.
He was made comfortable and treated with special tlc but the fact was that he had to spend the night at the police station and this thought wasnt comforting him at all coupled with the thought, that what will happen if the D.I.G. decides to press charges against him. Tired of the day antics he fell asleep but couldnt sleep comfortably and kept waking up at regular intervals. Finally he couldnt sleep more after 6 am but decided against getting up from bed, then suddenly he heard the ring tone of his mausi’s cell and then he got up from his bed to talk to his mausi who was sitting there and was informed by her that his mom and abhijeet’s dad had gone to meet the D.I.G.
After some time his mother called and told that there was no problem and they had talked to the D.I.G. and 15 mins later he could see the smiling and content face of his mother telling that everything was ok.
They left for home with him once again driving the same activa, on reaching home, he was told by his mom that the D.I.G. wasnt angry at all, just concerned because they were driving too fast and just wanted to give them a lesson and nothing serious and wanted to meet the boys and have a talk with them. They went to the D.I.G.’s office the very day and were rebuked by him and asked not to repeat it and all.
Whole incident over, Raj was most satisfied coz neither the police neither his family knew about the drinking part which was the consolation for him.
From that day to the time he stayed at home, there seemed to be an automatic brake fitted in his hands, he just couldnt drive his vehicle at fast speed and at every crossing, he was just afraid that may be the guy will stop him and tell him that the no was flashed some day and he had to come to the police station…..
Song of the day:- Unforgiven by Metallica
PS2:- Finally Chicken being served at OBH but the quantity is very less for 15 bucks. 😦
PS3:- Looks like session has started with compilers assignment and project work… IIIT life… ahhh….