The police tracked Muniyappa after the video, showing the rider touching 299kmph and uploaded by Muniyappa himself, went viral on social media on Monday.
Police have arrested a 30-year-old #Bengaluru man for riding his 1000 CC bike at 299 kmph on Electronic City expres… https://t.co/HB54xTz4YI
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On July 17 morning, Muniyappa had ridden on the expressway and his video footage clearly showed the digital speedometer reading 299kmph. Police seized his Yamaha-YZF R1- 1000cc, which he purchased recently and cost around Rs 21 lakh.
He has been booked on charges of rash and negligent driving and violating norms of lockdown.