On Saturday, an e-challan was issued to Vivek Oberoi for Rs 500, for flouting traffic rules by not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike. The police came to know about the incident when the actor himself shared a clip of the ride that he had taken with his wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi on his new bike on Valentine’s Day.
Pyaar humein kis mod pe le aaya!Nikle they nayi bike par hum aur hamari jaan, bina helmet ke kat gaya chalaan!Ridin… https://t.co/rFIHl0hyyf
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) 1613816286000
In response to the challan, the actor took to social media to thank and laud Mumbai Police for their alertness with a rhyme. “Pyaar humein kis mod pe le aaya! Nikle they nayi bike par hum aur hamari jaan, bina helmet ke kat gaya chalaan! Riding without a helmet? Mumbai police will do a checkmate! Thank u @mumbaipolice for making me realise that safety is always most important. Be safe, wear a helmet & a mask,” he wrote.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Western Traffic) Somnath Gharge had confirmed to TOI that an e-challan was issued to the actor after the Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) took cognisance of the matter. Vivek was also found violating the pandemic prohibitory orders, “The actor violated traffic rules for riding without a helmet. He was also found not wearing a mask,” said the police.