Robin Singh, the former India cricketer, was fined Rs 500 and had his vehicle seized on Thursday for supposedly damaging lockdown rules in Chennai.
As indicated by PTI, the 56-year-old had supposedly used his car to venture out from Adyar to Utthandi. He went out to buy vegetables in the market. During this time, he was gotten by the police workforce for the infringement.
He neither had the mandatory e-pass nor any substantial motivations to go in his car. For this reason, he was fined Rs 500 for the breach, police sources said.
Chennai and three abutting regions have been under exceptional lockdown since June 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He was very polite and didn’t put on any airs. We seized his vehicle for violating the lockdown rules,” the police official said.
As per the police official, Singh may have gone in his car maybe for not more than two kilometers from his home.
The lockdown rules are strict in Chennai
To the extent lockdown rules go in India, individuals are encouraged to move just inside two km. They can move this distance from their home to purchase basic things. People have been asked not to use their cars.
The car has been seized and taken to the Shastri Nagar police headquarters in the city, the sources said.
Commissioner A.K.Viswanathan had encouraged residents to do their search for basic things inside two kilometer.
Viswanathan additionally cautioned of extreme police activity on the individuals who disregard the lockdown orders.
Robin Singh, who played one Test and 136 ODIs, was an integral part of Indian one-day squad during the 1990s. He was a part of the Indian squad that played the ICC World Cup in 1999 in England. The former Tamil Nadu cricketer has been fielding coach of national cricket team and IPL outfit Mumbai Indians as well.