Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN
The Dehradun police have arrested a vlogger Dhananjay Singh, a Patelnagar resident, for rash driving and allegedly insulting women’s modesty on roads in order to garner views on social media platforms. The superintendent of police, traffic, Akshay Konde said that the accused has uploaded many videos in social media where he can be seen causing inconvenience to the public, especially young women. “He has uploaded several videos with titles like ‘Cute girl reaction on Kawasaki Z900’ and ‘Cute girl market reaction’ on social media. In such videos, he can be seen unnecessarily accelerating the accelerator of his bike to seek the attention of young women and subsequently passing from in front of them slowly. He then uploads such videos with absurd titles. It is clearly visible in his videos that such stunts caused inconvenience to those women. He has also uploaded videos of rash driving in narrow lanes and colonies causing inconvenience to local residents,” said Konde. He said that considering all such violations, the police registered an FIR against him and arrested him on Monday evening. The police have imposed section 177 (false information), section 290 (punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for), section 509 – (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and section 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or navigation path) under Indian Penal Code.