Prakash Kumar, a 27-year-old who was arrested after his smelly socks caused an argument on the bus he was travelling on. The Hindustan Times reported Kumar was travelling from Dharamshala to the Indian capital Delhi when he removed his shoes and socks.
But the smell was said to be so bad that passengers asked him to put the socks in his bag or throw them out. Kumar allegedly refused, however, leading to a heated argument with the other passengers overnight between November 26 and November 27.
The passengers forced the bus driver to pull over at Bharwain police station in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Police said they booked him Kumar for ‘causing a public nuisance’. A police superintendent said Kumar also argued at the police station. Kumar has been granted bail. Kumar later filed a complaint against his passengers alleging that his socks did not stink but they argued with him for no reason.