After Kiki Train Video, Court Orders 3 Men To Clean Mumbai Station
A local court in Palghar, Maharashtra ordered three people to clean the Vasai railway station for three days, on 9 August, for posting a video that showed them performing the "Kiki challenge" on a moving train, PTI reported.
The viral Kiki challenge involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing to rapper Drake's song "In My Feelings".
The video, shot by Shyam Sharma (24), Dhruv (23), and Nishant (20) at Western Railway's Vasai station, had gone viral on social media after it was uploaded a week ago and had been viewed over 2.1 million times since.
A senior Railway Protection Force official said that they were arrested and produced in Vasai railway court which ordered them to clean the local railway station for three consecutive days and also inform passengers to desist from stunts like the Kiki challenge.
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"The railway court ordered that the three men would clean all platforms of Vasai station from 11 am to 2 pm and then, between 3 pm to 5 pm, will create awareness among commuters of the dangers of stunts like the Kiki challenge," the official said.
"We arrested Shyam Sharma from a mall yesterday and he revealed the whereabouts of the other two, who too were arrested soon after. Sharma has previously worked in television serials while the other two have a channel on YouTube," the official said.
They had been arrested under sections 145 B (indecency or nuisance), 147 (entering railway premises or damaging property) 154 (endangering safety of passengers) and 156 (performing stunts) of the Indian Railway Act, he said.
Under the sections they could face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs. 500, the official added.
Earlier, the police from several states, including Mumbai, had cautioned people against taking the Kiki challenge since it poses a danger to their lives as well as that of others.
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