Rajkot police arrested ten people in the last two days. The arrests were done under the notification which banned PUBG the popular multiplayer game. Six of the arrested people are undergraduate students. The game was banned in the city since 6th of March through a notification which was passed by Manoj Agrawal, Police Commissioner. 12 cases have been registered since the notice was issued. The offence is bailable, said Manoj Kumar.
The Police Commissioner also said, People have been booked but there is nothing like arrest in it. In the procedure, they will be shown as immediately bailed out by police. The case will go to the courts and there will be a trial for not following the notification issued.”
Three youngsters were arrested near the police headquarters on Wednesday by the Rajkot Special Operations Group. SOG police inspector, Rohit Raval said, Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game. We have registered two cases against them under IPC Section 188 for violating the notification issued by Police Commissioner and under Section 35 of the Rajkot police arrests 10 for playing PUBG despite ban Gujarat Police Act.”
The mobile phones of the accused are seized apparently for the purpose of the investigation. Raval also said that the game is very addictive and the accused did not even see us coming as they were so occupied in the game.
The SOG was in the process of releasing all the accused on bail.