Actor Akshay Kumar’s Nashik journey by helicopter created a stir because the district’s guardian minister, Chhagan Bhujbal, mentioned on Saturday that he obtained complaints of violation of lockdown guidelines and he requested the native administration to probe the identical.
Later within the night, Bhujbal mentioned that the actor had come to go to a physician and there was no flouting of guidelines when offering him police safety. The minister mentioned that after the preliminary data he obtained, he doesn’t discover any purpose to probe the difficulty additional.
Bhujbal, whereas chatting with the media after the inauguration of a Covid-19 facility in Nashik on Saturday morning, mentioned that he had obtained complaints concerning the actor’s journey. He mentioned he was stunned that when the chief minister of the state and ministers journey by highway, how the actor obtained VIP remedy and the way he may fly in a helicopter amid the lockdown. He mentioned that he would search data from officers and verify if there was any flouting of guidelines and the way was he supplied police escort by town police when he was travelling to the agricultural space of the district.
Kumar had visited Trimbakeshwar, a temple city on the outskirts of Nashik, 4 days in the past, and had shared photographs of his go to on social media. According to native media stories, a number of senior law enforcement officials met him throughout his keep in Nashik.
Kumar’s images on the helipad went viral and triggered an issue in Nashik as individuals from the district raised questions concerning the permission given to the actor to journey and keep at a resort throughout the lockdown amid rising instances of Covid-19.
CM Uddhav Thackeray had travelled by highway to Pandharpur in Solapur two days in the past for a standard puja at Vitthal temple once in a while of Ashadi Ekadashi. Other ministers and influential individuals, too, have been denied permissions by the administrations, making them journey by highway.
Later within the night Bhujbal informed HT, “I had said in the morning that I would check into the incident and how he got permission to fly and stay. Later, the district collector informed me that the actor had paid a visit to one Dr Ashraf in Trimbakeshwar. The Nashik police commissioner had called on him there and the escort, about which complaints were received, was for the commissioner. As far as the flying permission is concerned, the flight originated from Mumbai and it needs to be checked into by the authorities there. For us [the Nashik district administration], the chapter is closed now.”
When HT contacted the actor, his workforce mentioned, “Akshay had travelled there for health reasons to meet Dr Ashraf, and he had all the required permissions for the same.”
Local officers mentioned the actor had visited Trimbakeshwar as he’s planning to arrange a Martial Art and Meditation Centre within the neighborhood.