Social media influencers choose different ways to gather attention online and gain more followers. In the past, many influencers have done quite a few different things and many of them have also caught the attention of the police. Well, Shreya Kalra, a social media influencer from Indore, Madhya Pradesh received a notice from the police after she danced in the middle of the road.
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.
However, the woman kept on dancing without doing anything else. The video of the woman became viral on social media platforms soon after that and was covered by media outlets too.
Police notice served
Taking cognizance of the act of the girl, the police started gathering information on the girl. They also started investigating the young man who recorded the video in the middle of the road. Traffic Police ASP Anil Patidar told the media that the police is currently investigating the matter.
The police have served a notice to the girl and her teammate for violating the traffic rules. Police have identified the girl as Shreya Kalra while the man holding the camera is identified as Kushal Chauhan.
Only a few days ago, the girl shared videos of herself dancing on the top of cars in the middle of a traffic jam.
Digital evidence used
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. India has one of the highest road accidents in the world and one of the highest ratios of fatal accidents. Many road users lose their lives due to rash driving and not following traffic rules. The aim of the surveillance is to reduce the number of people who do dangerous manoeuvres on the roads.