Kochi: The Kochi police and the civic administrators were caught napping as hundreds of thousands of people converged near the Maharaja’s college ground junction at MG Road on Thursday to see popular 'sexy' actor Sunny Leone. The huge crowd created a mayhem and endless traffic jam in the city for hours. The police intelligence system had failed to anticipate the convergence of such a massive crowd at a major junction and take precautionary measures.
The actor was in the city for the launch of a new shop of a mobile phone retailer. Stung by criticism from various quarters on the inept handling of the situation, the police acted late in the evening by registering a case against the mobile phone shop owner and a few other unrecognised persons for disrupting the city traffic. The central police also said that fines will be imposed on those found guilty of unauthorised parking of vehicles.
The surging crowds went berserk in their eagerness to see the glamour actor and demolished everything before them. Several two-wheelers parked on the roadsides were damaged while city buses caught in the jam were used as platforms to have an aerial view of the spectacle. The Kochi Metro also suffered losses as the barricades erected at MG road as part of city beautification were uprooted by the crowd.