It is not every day that we get to see the chief justice of a country riding a bike or even expressing one’s fascination for motorcycles. Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, on the other hand, has been pretty vocal about his love for bikes.
Before his appointment as the chief justice, CJI Bobde, in an interview, expressed his love for bikes and that he owned a Bullet once.
The senior-most judge of the Supreme Court was recently pictured in Nagpur checking out a Harley Davidson.
His pictures, where he is seen sitting on ‘Limited Edition CVO 2020’ of Harley Davidson, were shared on social media.
However, the bike in question does not belong to CJI Bobde.
The Harley Davidson, Justice Bobde was pictured checking out, belongs to the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Nagpur.
The high-end bike is registered in the name of Rohit Sonbaji Musale, son of Sonba Musale who is a BJP leader from Nagpur.
Sonba Musale was the BJP’s nominee in the 2014 Assembly polls from Saoner.
The picture was taken in Nagpur which is the native residence of CJI Bobde. The Chief Justice has been in Nagpur for several weeks due to the lockdown.
#ChiefJustice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde can not hide his love for #motorbikes specially when he is in Nagpur . Last year Justice Bobde fell off while testing @harleydavidson which fractured his ankle . pic.twitter.com/01JuEkZpra
— Pradeep Rai (@pradeepraiindia) June 29, 2020
Is That CJI Bobde ? pic.twitter.com/ELr93balBE
— Vinay Kumar Dokania | (@VinayDokania) June 28, 2020
@chief_justice_of_India Now S.A Bobde sir stepped on harley davidson.Can we hope for speed justice??? pic.twitter.com/tdNcZB2ADY
— Deepak Sharma (@DeepakS18805356) June 28, 2020
Our Chief Justice of India at the Supreme Court, Shri Arvind Bobde ji on his Harley Davidson!!
Swag levels pic.twitter.com/axZOzkpxMc
— Arpit Bhatnagar (@arpitbhtnagar) June 29, 2020
While many social media users said CJI Bobde looked “super cool” and a “swagger”, many slammed him for not wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic and not following social distancing ruled.
— ka (@infestedbrain) June 28, 2020
Chief Justice Of India (CJI) S A Bobde in a new Avatar with Harley Davidson mobike is super cool, but, where is the mask, My Lord!? Pls forgive me for asking this question, as you are an example for others to follow. pic.twitter.com/tP57pnfqlp
— Suchitra Mohanty (@SuchitraMohant1) June 28, 2020
MERELY A COINCIDENCE!
Time: This weekend
Social Distancing: NO
— Reyan Najmi (@iamreyan) June 28, 2020
Chief Justice of India Shri SA Bobde ji on a bike without mask, without social distance and no wearing helmet! Sir, are all laws only for the Poor’s? pic.twitter.com/QwSnqswBuH
— Adv.Anil Singh (@asrampurnaikin) June 28, 2020