September 30, 2017 2:52:54 am
A night earlier, Ravana lost his son, Meghanad, at the Ramlila near Red Fort. The next morning, he decided to take his Harley Davidson for a spin.
As he zipped past the President’s house, traffic police posted in the area found him wearing a crown and not a helmet — in violation of traffic laws — and took pictures of the bike so they could trace his registration certificate.
The bike was traced to actor Mukesh Rishi, who often plays the villain in Hindi and Telugu movies. He plays the role of Ravana at the Luv Kush committee Ramlila, and was on his way to perform the final parts involving his character when the violation came to light.
“Traffic personnel also made videos of him and sent it to the Road and Safety cell headquarters in Todapur. After tracing the vehicle owner, we sent a notice to his registration number, communicating that he had violated traffic norms and a challan would be issued,” said DCP Traffic (Outer Range) Dinesh Gupta.
After the violation came to light, the actor went to the headquarters and “apologised and also agreed to pay the fine”. “We are yet to process the final challan,” police said. When contacted, Rishi claimed, “I did it intentionally. No matter who you are, you must wear proper gear while driving. I wanted to send this message. I will pay the fine.”
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