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3 held for performing ‘Kiki’ stunt at CSMT station

Published : Sep 5, 2018, 2:16 am IST
Updated : Sep 5, 2018, 2:17 am IST

All of them were booked under sections of 144 (A), 145(B), 147 and 156 of Railway Act (1989).

YOuth performing Kiki challenge on railway platform.
 YOuth performing Kiki challenge on railway platform.

Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) has arrested three persons in connection with a stunt named ‘Kiki’. All three have been identified as Suraj Gautam (23), Abdul Kadar Mohammad Yusuf Shaikh (22) and Kanaiya Kumar Sah (23) on Tuesday. Gautam performed Kiki challenge, while the duo made a video on July 29 at platform number 3 and 4 of CSMT. The video was also uploaded on YouTube. Gautam and Kanhaiya are students of first year B.Sc and BE in electronics, while Shaikh is an engineer of electronic and telecommunication. All of them were booked under sections of 144 (A), 145(B), 147 and 156 of Railway Act (1989).

All three were produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Tuesday. Instead of sentencing them to any punishment, they were released after due admonition by the court. The court directed them to create awareness about the harms of Kiki challenges and also sought a report from trio in a week time over what they would have done for the awareness.

According to an order of the court, “The accused are called upon to do the needful in making aware public at large, regarding the possible danger which the challenge poses and also to update people about the violations of provisions of law attracting the penal action.”      

Digvijay Singh, in-charge of RPF CSMT, said, “We made a request to BKC cyber police station who have requested twice to Google in America, but they did not respond to their request.”

An RPF official said, “We traced them through CCTV footage. The RPF official spotted one of three accused at Sion station and later through him, we arrested the remaining two.”

The accused said they were not aware about the offence before making a video.

What is kiki challenge?

Kiki dance challenge' is the tunes of singer Drake's hit number 'In My Feelings'. This challenge has been in rise of the country including the Mumbai. The challenge has been given on online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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