The Gurugram Police Tuesday arrested a Delhi-based YouTuber and his associate for rash driving after a purported video clip of them enacting a scene from the Shahid Kapoor starrer web series ‘Farzi’ went viral on social media.
The YouTuber, identified as Joravar Singh Kalsi, and his friend Gurpeet Singh can be seen driving around on Golf Course Road and throwing currency notes from the boot of the car, as the duo mouth dialogues from the web series.
Kalsi has more than 3 lakh followers on social media and 3.5 lakh subscribers on YouTube.
In the clip, two people are seen moving in a car on Golf Course Road and recreating a scene from a web show. It appears they did not have any permission and the act was done without any safety measures in place. It has been noticed of late that people have been recording such videos to gain popularity on social media and putting the safety of commuters at risk, which could result in fatal accidents.
“In the video, two men could be seen speeding and driving in a negligent way on Golf Course Road in a car. One person is behind the wheel while another could be seen opening the boot of the car and throwing currency notes on the road,” the FIR read.
According to the police, Joravar was driving the car and Gurpreet was throwing the fake currency notes from the boot of the car similar to a scene from a web series. Two more associates had shot the video on a motorcycle which was following them. The currency notes of denomination Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 are fake. The notes read ‘Manoranjan Bank of India'.
The Gurugram Police said they have appealed to people against indulging in such acts, especially on Golf Course Road, where high-speeding vehicles operate, adding that action shall be taken against offenders.
the accused were booked under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of Indian Penal Code and relevant section of The Motor Vehicles Act. They were later released after they joined the investigation.