You can be arrested for playing PUBG in these cities

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First Published 15, Mar 2019, 6:36 PM IST
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Several cities have banned the PUBG game. Anyone found playing this in these cities can be prosecuted under the Central Government Act, Section 188. The ban is effective from March 9 to April 30.
 

New Delhi: Several cities in India have banned the PUBG game. PUBG Corporation's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been banned in Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath and also Aravalli districts. 

The Rajkot police commissioner Manoj Agrawal issued a notice that the ban will be effective from March 9 to April 30. Anyone can report if someone is found playing PUBG and the person can be prosecuted under the Central Government Act, Section 188. 

The Rajkot Police had also arrested six college students for playing PUBG.

Ten were held in Gujarat for playing PUBG game on their mobile phone. Ten people, including six college students, were arrested in Gujarat's Rajkot city in the last two days for allegedly playing the PUBG game on their mobile phones despite the police banning it, officials said.

Manoj Agrawal on March 6 issued a notice banning the online games PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Momo Challenge in the city.

Police stations were asked to implement the ban and arrest those who were still playing these games, Rajkot taluk (sub-division) police inspector VS Vanzara said.

"On Tuesday, our teams arrested six college students playing PUBG game on their mobile phones on Kalavad Road and in Jagannath Chowk area," he said.

The same day, Gandhigram Police arrested a 25-year-old private firm employee for playing the game on his phone, a release from the police control room said.

On Wednesday, three people were arrested by Rajkot police's special operations group for playing the game on their phones in different areas of the city, another official release said.

All the ten were booked under the Indian Penal Code Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and later granted bail at the police stations concerned, cops said. 

As per the police commissioner's notification, the ban was necessary as these games were leading to violent behaviour among children and youth.

The games were adversely affecting the studies and the overall behaviour, conduct and language of children, the notification said.

Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh also issued a notification on Wednesday banning both the games in the city, citing similar reasons. 

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