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MH-RAIL-KIKI-CHALLENGE (BES12)


PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST India

A local court in Maharashtra's

Palghar district ordered three persons to clean Vasai railway

station for three consecutive days for posting a video which

showed them taking the "Kiki challenge" on a moving train.

The Kiki challenge, started by Canadian rapper Drake,

involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing to his

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 by over 1.5 lakh people.

A senior Railway Protection Force official said that

the three were arrested yesterday and produced in the 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.

"The railway court ordered that the three men would

clean all platforms of Vasai station from 11am to 2pm and

then, between 3pm to 5pm, 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.

These sections entail a jail sentence of up to one

year and a fine of Rs 500, the official informed.

Earlier, police from several states have cautioned

people against taking the Kiki challenge since it poses a

danger to their lives as well as that of others.

"Not just a risk for you but your act can put life of

others at risk too. Desist from public nuisance or face the

music ! #DanceYourWayToSafety #InMySafetyFeelingsChallenge,"

the Mumbai police had tweeted earlier against the menace.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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