A recent video of a youth doing push-ups atop a moving vehicle in the middle of a highway went viral on social media. Taking cognisance of the viral video, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) police, on Saturday, reacted and decided to act on the unsafe road stunt.
UP Police took to their official Twitter account to share a post that was accompanied by the viral video. The 40-second clip opens with a man who can be seen getting out of a moving car and climbing on its top and doing push-ups. The video then shows a pop-up message that reads, “You worked out hard, here is your reward.” The scene then changes to show the man apologising for his behaviour. Further, the video also features Ajay Kumar, SSP Firozabad, explaining the whole investigation on the microblogging site. The clip ends with an advisory message that urges people not to fashion such stunts while informing how participating in one is a punishable offence.
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) March 13, 2021
According to a Zee News report, the stunt video was reportedly shot in Firozabad and the youth has been identified as Ujjwal Yadav. The car used while making the video was a Scorpio and the owner as well as his son was slapped with a challan (fine) of Rs 2500.
Since being shared online, the post has garnered over 59,000 views, close to 1,900 retweets and has been receiving many appreciative tweets from netizens.
Making the incident connected to karma, one user wrote, “#Boys action vs U. P. Police reaction.”
Another user appreciated UP Police’s work as ‘great job is done’.
A third urged the police punish erratic drivers on the road in the same way.
Do something about those who drives like no other is on the road except them— Udgam patel (@Udgampatel1) March 13, 2021
On a lighter note, one user appreciated the work done by the police, while commenting that the best part about the video was the ‘background music’.
Really appreciated.The best part in same video is backgroud music.
— Arpit Verma (@arpitverma05) March 13, 2021
The UP Police is quite around the news for its quirky ways of putting up awareness messages on social media.
A few days back using the Sholay craze for public service messaging, the Uttar Pradesh Police tweeted a video edit from the iconic film. In the edit, the lead antagonist of the film Gabbar played by Amjad Khan can be seen spitting on the ground a few times. After this, the police officer Thakur played by Sanjeev Kumar chases Gabbar and grabs him. The video edit ends with the warning that spitting in public is an offence as it can increase the risk of Covid-19 infection. It warns viewers to not spit in public.