Train hawker arrested after video of parodying politicians goes viral

SURAT: Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested a train hawker after a video of him mocking and mimicking politicians while selling toys widely went viral on the social media platforms.

According to reports in The Indian Express, toy vendor Avdhesh Dubey, who sells toys and other items to passengers in trains was detained on Surat Railway station on Friday and has been charged under many sections of Railway Act, including section 44 (prohibition on hawking and begging), 145 B (spreading nuisance or using abusive language in railway carriage), 147 (unlawful entry into train).

In a more than six-minute-long video, Dubey can be seen parodying political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as he sell toys to passengers in the train.

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Dubey arrested and produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class court by the RPF on Saturday.

“Avdhesh Dubey was apprehended at Surat Railway station on Friday. A case was registered against the accused under different sections of Railways Act 1989,” said an RPF official.

He accepted his guilt in the court and was sent to 10-day judicial custody. The court directed him to pay Rs. 3,500 fine.