In Rajkot India, a ban is imposed on playing PUBG. The notification was issued last week and since then 10 people have been arrested for playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Most of the players arrested are undergraduate students that were arrested within the last two days.
Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal is the one who banned the game in the city through a notification on March 6. According to him, 12 cases are registered so far, however, it is a bailable offence. The case will go to the courts where a trial will take place for not following the notification.
On Wednesday, the Rajkot Special Operations Group arrested three people near the HQ. In a statement released by the SGO, the following came to light:
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.
Police seized their phones for investigation. The game, according to Indian Police, is highly addictive and players were so busy playing PUBG that they did not even notice the police approaching for arrest.
The level of stupidity and pointless actions from the Indian police is seeing a backlash from India’s gaming community. A country that aims to grow its eSports scene is now arresting gamers for playing PUBG.
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