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Robin Singh fined Rs 500, car seized for violating lockdown rules

Robin Singh had gone by car to purchase vegetables and was caught by police personnel for the violation, police sources said.

By: Sports Desk | Chennai | Updated: June 26, 2020 1:20:41 pm
robin singh, robin singh fined, robin singh car seized, robin singh lockdown, robin singh india, chennai lockdown, chennai coronavirus, chennai news, cricket news Robin Singh is a former India cricketer. (Source: Reuters)

Former India cricketer Robin Singh was fined Rs 500 and had his car seized on Thursday for allegedly violating lockdown rules in Chennai.

According to PTI, the 56-year-old had reportedly used his car to travel from Adyar to Utthandi to purchase vegetables in a market and was caught by police personnel for the violation.

He neither had the mandatory e-pass nor any valid reasons to travel in his car and was thereby fined Rs 500 for the violation, police sources said.

Chennai and three adjoining districts have been under intense lockdown since June 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to lockdown rules, people are advised to move only within two km of their residences to buy essential items and asked not to use their vehicles.

The car has been seized and taken to the Shastri Nagar police station in the city, the sources said.

Robin Singh, who played one Test and 136 ODIs, was an integral part of the Indian one-day team in the 1990s. He was part of the Indian team that played the ICC World Cup in 1999 in England. The former Tamil Nadu cricketer has been fielding coach of the national team and also IPL outfit Mumbai Indians.

(With PTI inputs)

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