Recently, photos of Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde, riding a Harley in his hometown Nagpur, floated on social media.
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde trying out Harley Davidson. (Harley Davidson Limited edition CVO 2020) @harleydavidson #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/6bDv0g4n2P— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) June 28, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has repeatedly advised people to only leave their homes for essential work and to adopt all necessary precautions when stepping out.
Which is why, CJI Bobde’s photos, without a mask or helmet, prompted Twitterati to offer some ‘insightful remarks’:
Coolest Avatar…but a wrong message from a person who is holding one of the most highly respected post in India.— राष्ट्रहित_सर्वोपरि (@swaraj_rakshak) June 28, 2020
Saddened to say that Hon'ble CJI SAHAB was not wearing mask, helmet and also not maintaining adequate social distancing, which conveys a wrong msg to society.
Without helmet and riding a bike belonging to BJP leader’s son, does not suite the Chief Justice of India 😐— Pankaj Tiwari (@pkjtiwari) June 28, 2020
Very unbecoming for a judge, let alone the Chief Justice of India.— Skipper (@FlyingMariner) June 28, 2020
@SCofIndia, doesn’t the CJI know that he is equally (if not more) susceptible to Covid-19?— sam singh (@samsinghamjax) June 28, 2020
Rakshak hi bhakshak…. Chief justice of India….where is mask sir?? No social distancing…roaming around without work….welcome to India…. #chiefjusticeofIndia pic.twitter.com/mG6iKlTOsi— Jimmy Patel (@thejimmypatel) June 29, 2020
CJI Sahab flouting those very rules for which judiciary would penalise a common man of our country!!— राष्ट्रहित_सर्वोपरि (@swaraj_rakshak) June 28, 2020
Truly controversial act in all aspects.— mohd. iftekhar shaik (@MohammedIft) June 28, 2020
Terminator who killed judiciary.— Jai | جئے ho! (@OneChildBear) June 28, 2020
But how could he appear in public without mask? Is he exempted? Any spl laws for him? Sending wrong picture to society— Prof.Venugopalan Sankaran🇮🇳 (@Gopalee67) June 29, 2020
Yes without helmet and a mask.— Aditya Punj (@adityapunj) June 28, 2020
Fines, punishment are all for poor and nothing for rich all can be managed— law students federation LSF (@lsffederation) June 29, 2020
No local for vocal. 🤦♂️— Sarosh Shaikh (@sarosh_sufi) June 28, 2020
This man is CJI bobde— social watch (@jaq577) June 29, 2020
Running bike of Bjp leader
No social distancing
Is there anyone moral alive in Indian police system or judiciary to take cognizance of this pic.twitter.com/A8ZYv5p5wv
Just like the Supreme Court, CJI Bobde likes to sit atop a bike without actually running it.. pic.twitter.com/a9FYYnBibP— Arpan Srivastava (@appysrivastava) June 29, 2020
As of date, India has recorded over 5 lakh confirmed cases of Covid-19.