Mumbai: A video of five men being punished and made to do the ‘murga walk’ at Marine drive in south Mumbai is going viral on social media. The video has also been shared by Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on his Twitter handle with the caption, “Face mask rule violators at Marine Drive in Mumbai being made to do a “Murga” walk as punishment by Mumbai Police” Received on my ‘SignalWonderbox.’ A common punishment in the boarding school I attended. Comical, but physically taxing. I certainly won’t forget my mask!!”Also Read - Mahindra Scorpio Officially Unveils The New-Gen 'Big Daddy' Of SUVs, India Launch On June 27. Details Here

Ever since Mahindra shared the post on the social media platform it has gone viral and is being shared widely with a mention that the men had been punished for not wearing masks.. The video has received over 4.5K likes and nearly 50K views so far. Also Read - Man Asks Anand Mahindra If He Can Make Cars For ₹10K, His Sarcastic Reply Wins Twitter | See Tweet

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As per reports, the incident took place on Monday afternoon on the promenade by the sea, where a group of men tried to enter the water, an official said. A team of police personnel on patrolling duty at the sea face asked the men to do the “murga walk” (chicken walk) as punishment, he said, adding that the men were allowed to go after a warning about safety.

Replying on the video on Twitter, the Mumbai police through their official handle said, “There is a legal provision for action on every violation and that’s the only punitive action that can be taken.”

Meanwhile, senior inspector Vishwanath Kolekar of Marine Drive police station clarified that the men were punished for trying to enter the water from the promenade and endangering themselves and not for violating the mask rule. The matter is being probed by senior officers and necessary action will be taken, the official said.