A social media influencer from Kolkata, West Bengal identified as Sandy Saga received a fine for dancing in the middle of a flyover. The video became viral on the Internet. The video of 3:38 minutes was shared thousands of times on the Internet.
The viral video shows the influencer stepping out of his car after parking it in the middle of the flyover. Sandy Saha then crosses the road and dances on the flyover to the tune of the popular song “Main Aayi Hoon UP Bihar Lootne”. Sandy Saha even wore a customer for the song.
He used a taxi for the video. We are not sure if Sandy knows the taxi driver personally. The video has gained over 1.9 lakh views on Facebook and is shared on multiple other websites too.
Many viewers of the video tagged Kolkata Police urging them to take action against Sandy Saha. The video is shot in the middle of Ma flyover, which is one of the busiest flyovers in the city. The police also sent a notice to the Tiljala traffic guard who is the attendant of the area regarding the incident.
Police sent notice to Sandy Saha
The police took cognizance of the matter and sent notice to Sandy Saha. Since the owner of the vehicle is not Sandy Saha, the police have also sent a notice to the cab owner. The notice is intended to get a reply from the law violators. The notice is for parking the vehicles in an illegal way.
Saha denied any wrongdoing in the matter and said that he does not believe that he break any traffic laws and that is why the police cannot charge him. He admitted to stopping the car in the middle of the flyover but he is not aware that it is prohibited.
Not the first such incident
A few weeks ago, police served a notice to a woman influencer in Indore for a similar act. The woman danced in the middle of the road in front of the traffic when the signal turned to red.
The incident happened at the Rasoma Laboratory intersection in Indore. The social media influencer ran across the road to dance on the zebra crossing as soon as the traffic signal turned red. The motorists first thought that the traffic police is doing some kind of campaign to gather the attention of the public and give a message to follow traffic rules.
With the arrival of digital challan systems, the cops are much more vigilant nowadays. The police departments have started accepting digital evidence like photographs and videos of the incidents. Even though the influencer girl was not using a vehicle, she was disrupting the traffic and that is breaking the law.
Most metropolitan cities now have a network of CCTV that is closely monitored by a team of police personnel. The police issue challan based on the violation by tracking the registration number.