A picture of Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde trying out a Harley Davidson superbike has taken Twitter by storm. The photo was taken at Justice Bobde’s hometown and while some twitterati appreciated the Chief Justice’s love for bikes others pointed out that he was not wearing a mask or a helmet.
Media reports said that the bike was brought to the Chief Justice by a Harley Davidson dealer for a demo and that he had only sat on the bike and did not ride it. The report also said that the Chief Justice had been wearing a mask but had removed it while sitting on the bike.
In an interview, after he took over as the CJI, he had confessed to his love for bikes. Justice Bobde was part of the bench that had put a stay on the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later following requests for review, the Supreme Court allowed the Rath Yatra with curfew and restrictions.