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Coldplay fined Rs 12,500 for playing post 10 pm

THE ASIAN AGE. | ANAMIKA GHARAT
Published : Nov 22, 2016, 6:52 am IST
Updated : Nov 22, 2016, 9:10 am IST

Both were playing Rahman’s popular rendition of the national song Vande Mataram at that time.

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin was earlier accused of disrespecting the Indian flag.
 Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin was earlier accused of disrespecting the Indian flag.

Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Monday took legal action against the organisers of the Coldplay concert for playing loud music way past the deadline on Saturday, November 19 at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex.

The police has slapped a fine of Rs 12,500 on the organisers as loud music continued to be played even after 10 pm deadline.

The Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) police took a suo moto action, as there were reports that Coldplay kept on playing music, joined by music director A.R. Rahman. Both were playing Rahman’s popular rendition of the national song Vande Mataram at that time.

Deputy commissioner of police Ashok Dudhe, spokesperson for the Mumbai police, said, “We have initiated action under section 33 of the Bombay Police Act. We imposed a fine of Rs 12,500 on the organisers, and they have already paid it.” The fine was collected by the Bandra-Kurla Complex police.

The Coldplay concert has been mired in controversies with Mr Martin being accused of disrespecting the Indian flag.

Opposition parties in the state had also accused the organisers of extracting undue benefits from the government.

Both, the state government and Coldplay have been asked to apologise for disrespecting the national flag. Repeated attempts to contact the organisers yielded no response at the time of going to the press.

Tags: coldplay, mumbai police, indian flag, chris martin
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)