Man throws wads of cash out of Mahindra Thar while driving: Arrested & car seized

With the pressure of becoming viral on social media, people often take crazy routes. A youngster from Noida chose to throw out money from the Mahindra Thar while driving the vehicle on the public roads. Another person driving in another vehicle made the video of the person throwing out cash from the vehicle.

Another video of the same vehicle and the driver is also becoming viral on the Internet. In that video, the driver is playing sirens while driving the Thar on the public roads. Installing hooters and sirens in vehicles is prohibited by law in India.

Later, Police commissioner, Gautam Buddha Nagar shared a picture on Twitter showing Mahindra Thar parked in the police compound. The cops have seized the Mahindra Thar from the owner and also have arrested the owner of the car who was throwing currency bills out of the vehicle and used a hooter on his car.

While police have not revealed the sections under which they booked the owner but it seems like a case of dangerous driving and also distracting other motorists on the roads. Also, playing hooters and sirens on private cars is illegal in India. The government has banned all kinds of strobes and hooters on private cars and government cars. Only emergency vehicles can use strobes and hooters in India. Any vehicle that is found using these can be seized.

Beware of digital challans

Incidents becoming viral means that more people get inspired to do such stunts on the public roads. One should always ensure that such stunts should always be done with utmost care and expert help. While we see such things online and on television, they are done with highly trained professionals who use safety harnesses, in case anything goes wrong. Without these safety nets, one can get seriously injured.

The police have started sending challans online so they do not need any physical presence at the time of the incident. A small clip of the violation or even CCTV footage is enough evidence for the cops to book the violator.

Even if you upload your own video while violating a traffic law or rule, you can receive a challan from the police. Doing any kind of stunts on public roads is illegal and the violators can even go to jail along with paying massive fines. Doing stunts on public roads can land you in a spot due to various reasons. If anyone wants to practice stunting or want to record videos, it should be done on private property such as race tracks and even farmhouses. Also, one should take note that such stunts are extremely dangerous.

Shantonil Nag

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