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Bengaluru: Smoking Inside Auto, Biker Gets Into Argument With Passenger, Video Surfaces

The implementation of a smoking prohibition in Bengaluru has sparked contention after a widely circulated video showcased a tense confrontation between a motorcyclist and an auto-rickshaw passenger. Uploaded by user Sheikh Moin, the footage portrays an incident unfolding in Bengaluru's JP Nagar, where a motorcyclist confronts a passenger smoking inside an auto-rickshaw.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Apr 10, 2024 19:00 IST
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The enforcement of a smoking ban in Bengaluru has ignited disputes following a viral video capturing a heated altercation between an auto-rickshaw passenger and a biker. Shared by user Sheikh Moin, the videos depict a confrontation that occurred in Bengaluru’s JP Nagar, where a biker confronted a passenger smoking inside an auto-rickshaw.

According to Moin’s post, the passenger’s cigarette accidentally touched his leg as the auto passed by his bike, leading to a heated exchange. Sheikh Moin also accused the auto driver of reckless driving, almost causing a collision with his two-wheeler.

The Bengaluru City Police responded to the post, stating that they had informed the relevant officers and requested Moin’s contact number for further investigation. However, the incident has sparked mixed reactions from netizens.

Some supported the smoker, arguing that the biker should mind his own business, while others criticized the smoker for violating public smoking laws.

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One user even suggested taking action against the smoker and investigating claims of assault against the person who filmed the video.

Amidst the controversy, a witty comment emerged, highlighting the challenges of smoking in public during hot weather conditions. It called for law enforcement to consider the circumstances when addressing such offenses. The incident has underscored the complexities surrounding the enforcement of smoking bans and public behavior regulations in urban settings like Bengaluru. As debates continue online, the incident serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to laws and regulations while also respecting individual rights and personal space in public spaces.

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First published on: Apr 10, 2024 07:00 PM IST

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