A First Information Report (FIR) was registered in Mumbai against Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi on Friday for not using a mask after he shared a video of a ride on a motorbike with his wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi on Valentine’s Day.Also Read - Omicron Variant: How Excessive Intake of Immunity Supplements Can Affect Your Body Organs
With coronavirus cases again rising in Maharashtra, the city administration had warned on Thursday to prosecute those who violate the mandatory mask rule. Also Read - SBI Withdraws Special Support Scheme For Infected Employees Even As Daily Cases Continue To Rise
The case was registered against the actor at Juhu Police Station, an official said. The video shared by the actor on social media showed him riding a brand-new motorbike without wearing either a helmet or face mask. Also Read - Delhi: Decline In COVID Curve To Continue As Cases Likely To Go Down By Over 4000 On Monday, Says Satyendar Jain
The FIR was registered against him under IPC sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) along with provisions of the Maharashtra COVID -19 Precautionary Measures 2020 and the Motor Vehicles Act, the official said.
Besides, a fine of ₹500 was also imposed on him for not wearing a helmet, the official added.
Under both IPC sections 188 and 269, an offender can be punished with upto six months in jail or a fine or both.