Bandra police on Monday arrested internet personality Adnaan Shaikh for purportedly performing risky stunts on a bike and uploading them on video sharing platforms.
According to officials, some videos in which the 24-year-old was seen performing stunts at Bandra Reclamation were going viral on social media over the weekend.
The videos caught the attention of senior officials, following which a probe was launched to trace the rider.
“The videos, in which the accused was seen doing wheelies and other stunts, went viral on Sunday night and after examining them, we identified the area where they were shot at Bandra Reclamation,” DCP Sandeep Bhajibhakare, Traffic (Suburbs), told The Hindu.
A preliminary investigation helped the cops identify Shaikh.
With the aid of the Regional Transport Office, officials traced his address to Dharavi and shortly after, a team led by police sub-inspector Bhimsen Gaikwad arrested him.
Shaikh was booked rash driving or riding in a public way and endangering life or personal safety of others under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Additionally, he was also booked under the Motor Vehicles Act for speeding and not wearing a helmet.
His advocate Nazneen Khatri, however, claimed that the video that had come to the notice of the police is of 2016 when his client was studying.
According to one report, Shaikh also told cops that the video was being recirculated by a local reporter whose interview request he had declined. Police are currently investigating the claims and further action will be taken accordingly.
Shaikh is a model by profession and enjoys a huge following on platforms like Tik Tok, Instagram, and YouTube.
Incidentally, Madras high court had earlier banned Bytedance Technology-owned TikTok following a case accusing the short video-sharing app of propagating pornographic content and exposing children to predators.
The ban was lifted last month after the platform assured that it would remove objectionable content and improve safety features.Back to latest news