Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was let off by the Gujarat forest department on Tuesday after he paid a fine of Rs 20,000 for taking a selfie with lions at the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh, an act strictly prohibited by law.
An inquiry was ordered into his ‘selfie’ after the picture of the Indian cricketer with his wife took social media by storm.
According to The Indian Express, Jadeja had visited Sasan Gir in Junagadh district of Gujarat on Tuesday and Wednesday, and went on a lion safari in the tourism zone of Gir National Park and Sanctuary during his visit.
Jadeja had got down from the jeep and posed for pictures with his wife, and with fans and forest guards.
Tourists are prohibited from exiting the vehicle when in the Gir National Forest, which means that Jadeja is in trouble (off-the-field) once again, three months after an inquiry was ordered at his wedding when a relative fired a gun in the air.
In another photograph, Jadeja is standing with two forest guards, that did not exactly please officials at the Gujarat Wildlife Department. They are now saying they’ll order a probe into the matter.
Incidentally, the cricketer posted a few pictures on his own Facebook and Instagram profile, so it could be that he was not aware of the rules.