Popular Indian YouTuber Hindustani Bhau a.k.a Vikas Fhatak has been arrested by the Mumbai police at Shivaji Park for flouting Covid-19 rules. The YouTuber is also popular for his appearance as a wild card contestant on the 13th season of the TV reality show Bigg Boss, hosted by Salman Khan.
Hindustani Bhau had been accused of using an ambulance to travel to Shivaji Park in Mumbai in order to stage a protest for the cancellation of the Class 12 board examinations across the country. He had used an ambulance to travel to the spot amid lockdown restrictions during the Covid pandemic, as he wanted to evade the police at the checkpoints. The police officials tracked Hindustani and arrested him at Shivaji Park for violating Covid-19 protocols. While he was at the park, he reportedly said to the media, “I want to say that lakhs of people are dying due to coronavirus. The lives of lakhs of students should not be put at risk during the pandemic. Government should either cancel the exams or postpone it until the pandemic is over.”
According to reports, an FIR has been registered against Hindustani Bhau under section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) of the IPC and 51 (B) (refuses to comply with directions government) of Disaster Management Act read with section 11 (violating provisions of the regulations) of Maharashtra Covid-19 Regulations, 2020.