Just a week ago, Rajkot Police banned PUBG Mobile describing it to be “addictive” and harmful for youngsters in today’s world. Today, at least 10 people have been arrested for breaching the game ban in the city.
As per the latest notification issued by Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal, the new ban has been put to effect from March 9 till April 30. It mentioned that anyone could report a case of someone playing PUBG mobile game, then they may face prosecution under the Central Government Act under Section 188.
“But it is a bailable offence. 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,” said Agrawal.
The Rajkot Special Operations Group had a busy day at the office as they arrested 3 young men near the police headquarters. “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. This game is highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing them that they could not even notice our team approaching them,” said police inspector Rohit Raval.
The phones have been seized for investigation. One of the men arrested works in a private company, while the others are a casual labourer and a graduate student searching for a job.
In another case, Rajkot taluka police also detained six college students for playing PUBG. “As part of a special drive, police sub-inspector N D Damor arrested the six youths who were playing the game at tea stalls and fast-food joints outside a college on Kalavad road on Tuesday.
Police checked their mobile to see if the PUBG game was running and also checked the history in their handset. We have filed six different cases against them,” said Rajkot taluka police inspector V S Vanzara.