Mumbai Police have booked actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani for breaking Covid-19 lockdown norms. The Bandra police on 2 June evening registered a case against the actors and their driver for being out on the road after 2PM, despite the Covid curfew.
The police said that Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani were trying to enter the road at Bandstand which was closed due to some work. The constable there stopped their car and checked their credentials. “He verified their documents and asked them the reason for being out during curfew,” said a police inspector of Bandra police station.
The constable then asked the driver to take a longer route around to reach their destination. “We have registered a case under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobeying the order of public servant) against Shroff, Patani and their driver,” said Zone 9 Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe.
When asked why the case was registered against Tiger Shroff a day later, police officers at Bandra police station said, “They are celebrities. We did so to set an example so that others refrain from travelling outside during curfew timings and abide by the lockdown norms.”
The police will now send legal summons to the three to be present before the magistrate court on a specific date. On 21 February this year, actor Vivek Oberoi was served an e-challan for riding a motorbike without a helmet on Valentine’s Day. An FIR was registered against him and he was booked under Section 188 of the IPC.
“The case was registered under section 188 (Disobeying the order of public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). No arrest was made because it is a bailable section,” the police said.
According to the Maharashtra government order, all essential shops are allowed to operate between 7 AM to 2 PM. The state is under lockdown till 15 June.