Ali Koolar, owner of popular Koolar cafe in Matunga was detained by Matunga police on Saturday. The reason behind the detention was a viral video that shows him driving around with a siren blazing from his car during the lockdown.
According to The Hindu, the local police said that the inquiries were initiated into the matter after the incident was brought to their notice by some social media users, after which Ali Koolar was brought to the police station.
The viral video, which is presumed to have been shot by a person sitting on the passenger seat, clearly shows him driving with a siren blaring from his vehicle, while both of them are laughing and making fun of the current situation.
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BEFORE & AFTER! 1st Video: Top notch asshole Ali Koolar (@ali_koolar) who happens to be the owner of Koolar & Co. Cafe, Matunga decides to take out his vehicle for a joy ride with his friends and uses sirens so people feel it's an 'Ambulance carrying COVID-19 virus'. . 2nd Video: A few hours later he is arrested and he apologises to people of Mumbai for this act. Cops have detained him and will take action on him accordingly.
Saurabh Tripathi, Deputy Commissioner of Police(Zone IV) said,
The person is detained and inquiry is going on. Subsequent suitable action will be taken accordingly.
This is a lesson for all those people who are violating the lockdown rules and not taking the risk seriously.