A man was arrested after a pungent smell from his socks caused a fight to break out with his fellow bus passengers. The man was on a bus from the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh to New Delhi in India when he decided to remove his shoes and socks.


But when he was asked to put them away or throw them out because of a pungent smell, the man refused, causing a heated argument between the passengers.

The bus driver was then forced to pull over at a police station in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh.

Una police chief Sanjeev Gandhi said: ‘He was arrested on charges of causing public nuisance and later released on bail.’

He added that the man had threatened other passengers and caused a disturbance at the police station.

The man in turn filed a complaint against his fellow passengers and the bus crew for harassment and insisted his socks did not smell, the officer said.

He left the area on another bus a day later, police added.