Rishi Dhawan, the India allrounder, has been fined Rs 500 on Thursday for roaming on the streets of Mandi in his car during a three-hour curfew relaxation between 10 AM and 1 PM in the city.
According to the police officers, a prior permission is mandatory for a person if he/she intend to take his/her car out, but Dhawan was found driving on the road without the required paperwork.
Gurdev Chand Sharma, Mandi’s SP, has confirmed that Dhawan was riding his car despite there being a ban on the use of vehicles and was fined on the spot while he was on his way to the bank around 12:40 PM. The Himachal-born cricketer was then explained about the restrictions imposed during the relaxation period, which included a ban on the use of vehicles.
Dhawan had donated Rs 1 lakh towards the HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund through Mandi DC on March 30.
Rishi played 3 ODIs (vs Australia) and 1 T20I (against Zimbabwe) for India in 2016. He went unsold at the last two IPL auctions and was last bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2018 for Rs 55 lakh.
Meanwhile, the number of active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 21 with Chief Minister Jairam Thakur claiming that all are related to the Tablighi Jamaat. “At present, 21 COVID-19 positive cases are in isolation wards. It’s unfortunate that all these cases are linked with Jamaat, some of them are those who had attended the Markaz event in Delhi and others are those who had come in contact with the attendees,” Thakur was quoted as saying to ANI.