A 20-year-old old boy’s afternoon ride in a high-end yellow Porsche ended in embarrassment in Indore. With roads being free of any traffic due to lockdown, the boy was cruising in his two-seater luxury car when two members of the Municipal Security Committee appeared out of thin air, stopped him and made him do sit-ups in the middle of the road. In a series of tweets, ANI reported that Indore’s security committee personnel stopped the man and made him do “squats” while he was “driving his luxury car Porsche amid lockdown.”
While commenting on the incident, Indore ASP told the news agency that “people who were out unnecessarily were being stopped”. “Action has been taken as the proper mask wasn’t being used by him [the man driving the car],” he further added.
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A video of the incident has gone viral. In the video, a volunteer of the Nagar Suraksha Samiti wearing a black uniform is seen stopping an open roof convertible two-seater yellow sports car, to stop on the city’s MR-10 road. He was asked as to why he was outside on the road during lockdown, which only allows people to step out if they are essential service workers or they need to avail essential services such as food and medicine. Then he is scolded by the security personnel who holding a stick tells him to do sit-ups.
The man in the video, identified as Sanskar Daryani, told ANI that the incident happened when he was “returning home from his company” in his yellow Porsche 718 Boxster. “I showed them my pass but they verbally abused me and asked me to do sit-ups. I tried to talk to them but they didn’t listen. I then followed their orders. They filmed it, cracked jokes and then asked me to leave,” he added.
The man said he was deeply saddened by the volunteer’s behaviour. His father, Deepak Daryani, who is an industrialist and owner of city Asha’s confectionery, alleged that in a separate incident on Saturday, volunteers of the Nagar Suraksha Samiti also misbehaved with him while he was going in his car. The industrialist said he went to Heera Nagar police station on Sunday and made a verbal complaint to the police about the Nagar Suraksha Samiti volunteers’ misbehaviour.
Heera Nagar police station in-charge Rajiv Bhadoria said they have got information about the viral video of the man driving the sports car. He added that he can say something only after the video was verified.