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2 boys held for shooting TikTok video at Udupi railway station

MANGALURU: Two teenagers had been in short detained and booked for filming a Kiki challenge-type video using the TikTok cell utility at Udupi railway station on Sunday. The boys had been let off with a caution on Monday.
The app, which is owned via Chinese corporate ByteDance, allows users to create brief movies after which share them on-line. Voicing worry over “pornographic and beside the point content material”, the Madras high court had directed the Centre to ban the app.

According to railway police, the men and their buddies had been taking pictures a dance video with Mangaluru-Goa intercity educate transferring in the background. “The incident came about around 10am on Sunday when a group of beginner dancers arrived at the railway station after their performance in Udupi. As the educate began to transport, the men began to dance at the platform and had been recording the act using TikTok app,” police added.

Railway Protection Force officers termed the act dangerous. “They risked their lives to document a dance video like ‘Kiki venture’, a dance venture which had long gone viral not too long ago,” they added.

“We arrested them and registered a case as their performance violated the Railways Act, 1989,” they said.

“According to the Act, somebody who creates nuisance, indulges in acts of indecency and dangers one’s lifestyles is punishable,” they added.

Duo made to pay fine

“The duo was produced sooner than an area Justice of the Peace and let off with a caution on Monday. They had been requested to pay a fine of Rs 700 and strict instructions had been issued asking them to delete the video and to not add the same,” RPF officers told TOI.

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