Kerala Student Union (KSU), which is the student wing of Congress has lodged a complaint against the actor and producer Joju George over his participation in an off-roading event at Vagamon. The videos from the event where the actor is driving his Jeep Wrangler have become viral on the Internet.
KSU Idukki district committee has pointed out that such off-roading events are illegal and Joju Goerge who participated in it should be booked by the police. Tony Thomas, district president of KSU has also lodged a formal complaint with the collector, district police chief and transport officer.
The off-roading event was organised at the Kannamkulam Arappukadu division under MMJ estate on Saturday. KSU says that the vent happened on the land given for agricultural purposes. The complaint filed by KSU says that the competition was organised against the mandates pertaining to plantation lands. Also, the organisers did not take any safety precautions and the competition was conducted in a hazardous way.
The complaint also states that the event organisers did not take due approvals and permissions before the event. The event was organised by Jeevan Memorial UKO and actor Binu Pappan also joined Joju during the off-roading session.
KSU and Joju have a history
Last year, when Congress staged a protest against rising fuel prices, Joju George was stuck in a traffic jam due to the procession. The actor then asked questions to the Congress workers. Following the episode, some party workers vandalised the car of Joju George and registered a complaint against him. However, the cops dismissed the case because of the lack of evidence.
Motor Vehicle Department (MVD), Kerala also registered a complaint against Joju George last year in November due to a faulty registration plate. The actor replaced the high-security number plate (HSRP) of his car and attached a fancy registration plate instead.
The actor paid a hefty challan for the same. The MVD action happened after a Congress worker registered a complaint against the fancy registration plate on the car.
Joju in his Jeep Wrangler
The video shows an off-roading course in the middle of a field. Joju Goerge in his Wrangler sets off to tackle the course. It is a five-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It is an off-roading monster and is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 284 PS and peak torque of 347 Nm. There are a number of off-roading focussed features that makes the Wrangler reach the most extreme places.
The video shows the Wrangler driven by Joju tackling all the obstacles and reaching the end of the course.