Instagram influencer Bobby Kataria booked again, this time for pouring himself a drink on busy Dehradun street
After being booked for lighting a cigarette inside an aircraft, another case has been registered against Instagram influencer Bobby Kataria by the Uttarakhand Police after a video of him consuming liquor on a Dehradun street went viral.
The video, posted by Kataria on his Instagram handle on July 28, invited sharp criticism on social media. “It's time to enjoy on the roads,” Kataria had captioned the video.
A case has already been filed against Kataria, a Gurgaon resident, for lighting a cigarette inside an aircraft. People on Twitter flagged the video to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.
In the video, for which he has been by the Uttarakhand Police, Kataria can be seen sitting on a chair in the middle of a road and consuming liquor.
The video, shot by Kataria's aide, has been uploaded with background song "Road apne baap ki (the road belongs to my father)."
In a tweet on its official handle, the Uttarakhand Police said that the Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar took cognizance of the video and filed cases against Mr Kataria under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology Act.
Earlier today, Scindia ordered an investigation after a video showing bodybuilder Bobby Kataria smoking on a SpiceJet flight surfaced on social media. The video shows Kataria -- who has 6.3 lakh followers on Instagram -- lighting a cigarette on one of the back rows of a SpiceJet plane.
Passengers are not allowed to take lighter in the plane. Passengers are also not allowed to smoke in the plane. SpiceJet said that the smoking incident took place in its Dubai-Delhi flight on January 20 when passengers were boarding the plane and the cabin crew members were busy with completing the on-boarding procedure.
After investigation, the airline had put the passenger on "no flying list" for 15 days in February, it mentioned.
As per the regulations of aviation regulator DGCA, an airline has the power to ban an "unruly" passenger for a certain period of time if he or she violates any rules.
When the video of this incident was posted on Twitter on Thursday, Scindia responded: "Investigating it. There will be no tolerance towards such hazardous behaviour."
Sources from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said on Thursday that the video of this incident came to their knowledge in January this year and they had then written to the concerned airline and subsequently sent a complaint to the police in Gurugram.