Satara: Two men were fined on Thursday after they tried to overtake Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani`s Jan Chetna Yatra convoy here, police said.
"There were traffic restrictions on the Pune-Satara road from where the convoy was passing. Near Nagothane village, two men in separate cars overtook Advani`s bus despite being signalled by the police to go slow," a police officer told a news agency.
He said they were rebuked for having broken traffic rules. "Finally, we let them off after they paid a fine of Rs 200 each," he said.
"On a normal day, regular overtaking is not a traffic offence. But they were fined as they purposely ignored the signal of the security deployed on the Pune-Satara road. What is the need to get adventurous unnecessarily?" he added.
Advani is on the Maharashtra leg of his Jan Chetna Yatra.