After Gadkari, CM Devendra Fadnavis accused of riding two-wheeler without helmet

Oct 31, 2014, 23:35 IST | PTI

A complaint was filed on Friday in a Pune court against Devendra Fadnavis, the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra, alleging that he had violated the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act by riding a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet during the Assembly elections campaign. 

A similar complaint was recently filed against union minister Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur.

Devendra FadnavisMaharashtra's new CM Devendra Fadnavis

The complaint against Fadnavis has been filed by Hemant Patil, president of 'Desh Bachao Party', a local outfit, at the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class at Shivaji Nagar, Pune, under sections 129 and 177 of Motor Vehicles Act.

Section 129 says that wearing a helmet is compulsory for a person driving a two-wheeler, while section 177 prescribes Rs 100 fine for violation. 

The petitioner has also submitted a photograph showing Fadnavis driving a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet during the campaign in Nagpur (from where he was elected).

Magistrate S S Patil posted the hearing on the complaint on November 5.

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