The Mumbai Traffic Police has taken a strict action on a complaint put against Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, also wife of cricketer Virat Kohli, after she was spotted riding as a pillion on a motorcycle. The viral video showing Anushka is sitting behind her bodyguard on a bike after hitting a roadblock received a lot of flak on the internet. Many Netizens questioned the actor for not wearing helmet while riding the bike and a complaint was put on Twitter, tagging the Mumbai Traffic Police. Sharing Anushka’s video, a user wrote, “@MumbaiPolice No helmet?” In reply, the Mumbai Police said they have shared the same with the traffic branch.
Now, the Mumbai Traffic Police, in a post on Twitter, revealed that a challan worth Rs 10,500 has been issued to the bike owner for breaking multiple rules. “Challan has been issued under Sec 129/194(D), Sec 5/180 & Sec 3(1)181 MV act to the driver along with a fine of Rs. 10500 & been paid by the offender,” wrote Mumbai Traffic Police . The user has already paid the full amount and the receipt was shared on Twitter as well.
Challan has been issued under Sec 129/194(D), Sec 5/180 & Sec 3(1)181 MV act to the driver along with a fine of Rs. 10500 & been paid by the offender. pic.twitter.com/Br0ByHZk4T— Mumbai Traffic Police (@MTPHereToHelp) May 16, 2023
As seen, the rider has been penalized under three different sections of the Motor Vehicle Act, namely Sec 129/194(D) for riding the bike by both rider and pillion without the helmet, Sec 5/180 for permitting the driver without a valid license to ride the bike and Sec 3(1)181 of the MV act to ride without a valid driving license.
All the three counts account for a cumulative fine of Rs 10,500. Earlier, megastar Amitabh Bachchan made waves on the internet after he shared a photo informing his fans that he took a lift from an unknown person on a two-wheeler to reach his work location on time. However, both the rider and megastar were not wearing helmets. “What about helmets dude?” asked a social media user.
Some social media users also tagged the Mumbai Police with Amitabh Bachchan’s photo sitting on a bike without a helmet. A user wrote, “Missing helmets for both rider and pillion. @MumbaiPolice please take note!”