In a bizarre and shocking incident in Bengaluru, a video surfaced on social media which went viral, the man identified as Arun is apparently throwing cash from Bengaluru’s KR Puram flyover to the people standing below.
In a bustling market area of the city, that man in Bengaluru stopped traffic on a flyover by throwing money at passersby and onto the crowd below. Videos shot by motorists on the phone showed the man wearing a coat and trousers walking with a wall clock on his neck on the flyover and throwing large sums of cash in the air. Some of the motorists are seen running to him and requesting money. reportedly fled the spot by the time a police team reached there.
Police said the man who appeared to be trying to establish himself as an event manager and was looking for publicity when he released video clips including the one where he is seen throwing a wad of currency notes from the flyover. The currency notes were of ₹ 10 denomination. He reportedly threw around notes worth ₹ 3,000, according to people who were in the area at the time of the incident.
On his Instagram handle, he calls himself Anchor Arun and has over 5k followers. Apart from being an event manager, he is also a marketing coach, founder and CEO of Vdot9 Events. Many of his insta posts say “Only Time Will Tell” with an image of the clock which explains why he wore a clock around his neck.
“During the inquiry, we found that he did it for promotion and publicity as he is an anchor and an event manager. He, along with his friend Satish, arrived this morning at the flyover and threw the money. He chose the location since it was a crowded place. The videos were also shared by him on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp,” said deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Bengaluru West, Laxman Nimbargi. Arun has issued an unconditional apology and paid the fine. He also said that if he is given some time he will be able to provide a reasonable explanation for the incident.
The city market police took Suo motu cognizance and booked Arun, 30, under sections 283 (danger or obstruction in a public way or line of navigation) and 290 (punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 92 (D) (punishment of certain street offenses and nuisance) of the Karnataka Police Act.