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Two Ghaziabad Women Fined Rs 28,000 after their Bike Stunts Video Goes Viral

Police sent the challan to the bike owners' address along with the picture of the stunts.

Police sent the challan to the bike owners' address along with the picture of the stunts.

The women said they had chosen a 'safe spot' for the stunt so that they could record it and upload it on social media. However, they ended up in troubled waters.

While the bike stunts got them instant likes on Instagram, the cops weren’t quite impressed with their biking skills. They were more concerned about the safety rules and hence fined the two women for breaking several rules, including not wearing helmets. The two women in Ghaziabad faced a fine of Rs 28,000 for flouting the rules and throwing caution to air as they performed some stunts “for fun” on their motorcycle.

The police sent the challan to the duo with a photo of the stunt of them doing the stunts. The picture showed Shivangi Dabas sitting on Sneha Raghuvanshi’s shoulder as the two wore identical red T-shirts and black denims.

The bikes are owned by Manju Devi and Sanjay Kumar, while the two women had taken it that day for stunts. Manju Devi was filed Rs 11,000 and Sanjay Kumar Rs 17,000, The Times of India reported. Both women are wrestlers.

Shivangi said they had practised for the stunt, which they shot on Saturday near Madhuban Bapudham. They posted the video on their Instagram account, but ended up coming in police’s notice. “On Saturday, we had shot the video near Madhuban Bapudham and I posted it on Instagram, which went viral and caught the notice of the media. So, we are in a soup,” Shivangi was quoted as saying.

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Police said the two bike owners have been issued challans on various counts of traffic rule violations, including performing stunts at public places without permission from officials, faulty number plates and triple riding, police said. The police said there were two videos that were shot in a gap of a few days.

Shivangi said they had chosen a ‘safe spot’ for the stunt so that they could record it and upload it on social media. However, they ended up in troubled waters.

Earier, girl based out of Surat in Gujarat was arrested by the police after she was caught doing stunts on a busy road without a helmet and safety gear. The police have booked her under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 279, Section 188, Section 269 and sections of The Epidemic Diseases Act. This happened after Sanjana alias Princi Prasad shared the video on Instagram and it went viral.

According to a report, the police mentioned that the video has been filmed on Vesu and Gaurav Path localities. Further, the police mentioned that they are actively taking action against those people who rash drive as such incidents can lead to fatal accidents. As of now, Sanjana has been released on bail.

first published:March 17, 2021, 19:18 IST