Mumbai. Makers of highly popular crime show Crime Patrol have announced a junior version of their show as the Indian society gets increasingly aware about juvenile laws and crimes.
The show will feature “children” in the 15-18 years age group and document their crimes. Sony TV will telecast these stories to create awareness among people who still think that children are “bhagwan ka roop”.
“This is a welcome step. I have been committing crimes for long now but don’t think I’ve done something big enough to get featured in the current Crime Patrol Dastak, but I hope the crimes I committed when I was just sixteen will help me get featured in Crime Patrol Junior,” said a 21-year-old hardened criminal “Mirchi”.
However, Mirchi could be in for a shock as the law requires the identity of juvenile criminals to be kept secret. To bypass this, Mirchi has offered to act in the episode that documents his crime – when he robbed and killed an elderly couple – when he was 17 years old.
The producers of the show are confident that there would be absolutely no dearth of case studies involving juveniles.
“To make it big in crime, many criminals start early and young. No wonder some of the biggest underworld dons are still called Chhota (small) like Chhota Shakeel and Chhota Rajan,” an official of Sony Entertainment Television claimed.
“Furthermore, after realizing how the juvenile in the Delhi gang rape case escaped harsh punishment, one accused in Mumbai gang rape case too is claiming to be juvenile. We are confident that we’d get more such cases. Who knows even Asaram Bapu could claim to juvenile by magically reducing his age through mediation,” the official explained why the producers were confident of a long running show.
“But we will have to ensure there is no untoward incident while filming and our team is 100% safe from these juveniles,” the official added.