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PUBG ban: 10 people reportedly arrested for playing PUBG in Rajkot; mobile phones seized for investigation

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Gujarat: Moving to act on the order banning popular battle royale game PUBG, Rajkot police has now gone ahead and arrested as many as 10 people for playing the game over the last two days. Of the 10 arrested, six are undergraduates, reports the Indian Express.

The six college students were arrested by the Rajkot Taluka police on Tuesday. Speaking to the publication, police inspector VS Vanzara said that the students were arrested as part of a “special drive”. The students, the police say, “were playing the game at tea stalls and fast-food joints outside a college on Kalavad road.” Police reportedly checked their mobile phones to see if the PUBG game was running and also checked the history in their handset. We have filed six different cases against them.”

Elsewhere, the Rajkot Special Operations Group (SOG) booked three young men near its police headquarters for flouting the police order. SOG police inspector, Rohit Raval explained, “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.”

Speaking to the Indian Express, Police Commissioner Manoj Agarwal said that 12 cases have been registered so far in accordance with an earlier notification that he had passed banning the game in the city.

Source: Times Now

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