Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma issued challan for riding without helmet

The two Bollywood actors, spotted riding pillion on motorcycles earlier this week, went viral on social media with several users asking Mumbai Police
...
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma were spotted recently riding pillion on motorcycles without wearing helmet, a punishable offence under Motor Vehicles Act.
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma were spotted recently riding pillion on motorcycles without wearing helmet, a punishable offence under Motor Vehicles Act.

Photo-op or not, law will catch up with traffic rule violators eventually. Mumbai Police seems to have sent the message loud and clear after it issued challans to Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma. The two actors were recently clicked riding pillion on two-wheelers without wearing helmet, an offence under the Motor Vehicles Act. While their acts went viral on social media earlier this week, several netizens raised questions why the celebrities are spared from facing the law.

On Wednesday, Mumbai Police announced that challans have been issued to the duo. A senior police official was quoted by news agency PTI saying, "Amitabh and Anushka both have been fined through their riders for bike ride without helmets on Mumbai roads." Mumbai Traffic Police also shared the copies of the challans issued to the actors on its social media handle. The challan against the rider with whom Anushka Sharma was spotted was slapped with a fine of 10,500. Mumbai Police said that the 'challan has been issued under Sec 129/194(D), Sec 5/180 & Sec 3(1)181 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Also check these Vehicles

Find more Cars
Mahindra Ekuv100 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
BatteryCapacity Icon40 kWh Range Icon150 Km
₹ 8.25 - 10 Lakhs
View Details
Porsche 911 Gt3 (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon3996.0 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 2.50 Cr
Compare
View Offers
Mahindra S204 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
₹ 12 Lakhs
View Details
Lexus Nx (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon2494.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 64.90 - 71.60 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Rolls-royce New Ghost (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Engine Icon6750 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 6.95 - 7.95 Cr
View Details
Mercedes-benz Amg E53 Cabriolet (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon2999.0 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 1.30 Cr
Compare

Despite issuing a clarification. Amitabh Bachchan too was not spared. Facing backlash on social media, Amitabh Bachchan said that the image was taken during a shoot on closed-off roads with all the necessary permissions taken, which allowed him to ride without wearing a helmet. Bachchan had himself shared the image where he was seen taking lift from a stranger to reach work. However, Mumbai Police slapped a fine of 1,000 under section 129/194(D) of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act says that riding a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet is an illegal offence. This rule applies to both rider and the pillions. The punishment for anyone caught without a helmet while riding a two-wheeler can go up to Rs. 1,000. Riders may also face suspension of their licence or see it seized. In certain cases, the rider can be imprisoned for up to three months.

Riding without helmet is one of the major reasons behind road accidents in India as well as cause of fatalities. Last year, Mumbai saw 12.12 lakh challans issued to riders for not wearing helmet.

First Published Date: 17 May 2023, 14:56 PM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy
Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.