Indian authorities jail donkeys for eating expensive plants

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You don't believe us, read the report below.

In what can only be termed as an extremely freakish case of official high-handedness, the donkeys were accused of destroying the plants outside the jail despite their owners reportedly being repeatedly warned to not let the animals wander. The incident happened at the Urail jail, were the eight donkeys had been in lock-up for four days. The BJP leader accompanied Kamlesh to police station and secured release of the donkeys.

"We request you to check your facts with us next time", stated the UP police's tweet.

Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh jailed a herd of eight donkeys for four days after they ate up "expensive" plants just outside the compound of the main jail in the state's Jalaun district, over 200 km from capital Lucknow, Xinhua news agency reported.

In India, no person - or animal - can escape the law.

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The owner was there to receive his herd and the donkeys walked out of the jail.

It was only after he enlisted the help of local politician Shakti Gahoi, who came to the jail to speak on his behalf, that the donkeys were released.

The animals were held after their owner, Kamlesh, let them loose despite being warned that a senior officer was planning to plant some expensive plants, RK Mishra, the head constable at Orai jail, had told ANI.

In the last two days, the UP police department has given us enough fodder to laugh-cry and laugh at the same time-with its flip-flop on the entire donkeys' episode.