On Thursday, Kochi witnessed something unusual. Huge crowds had gathered to see popular Bollywood actor Sunny Leone, who was in the city to inaugurate a mobile shop.
However, the police, who were struggling to rein in the mass of people who had assembled, have now booked the owner of the mobile store and 100 others, on charges of blocking the road.
The huge crowds that were jostling to get a glimpse of the actor, created a traffic block for hours in the city.
The shop owner and others were booked under sections 283 (obstruction in public way) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), reports Manorama Online.
“The case has been registered against the shop owner and 100 others who can be identified,” Central police Kochi told TNM.
Sunny was in Kochi for the inauguration of the 33rd store of the popular retail chain, Fone4.
Thousands of people were stretched out for hundreds of meters in either direction on MG Road.
Police had not expected such a huge crowd. They had to bring in an extra battalion though they had arranged security.
"The crowd had gathered much before she reached the spot. We were able to prepare but people were crazy," a police officer had told TNM.