In Rajkot the frenzies over PUBG game drive Rajkot police to arrest ten people, six of them under-graduate students, for playing the game in the last two days. Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal, who had banned the game in the city in a March 6 notification, said 12 cases have been registered so far. “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,” he told on a report.
The Police have not given any basis for their conclusion that the game is harmful for people playing it. And recent studies claim that video games have nothing to do with people becoming violent.
As well, On Wednesday, the Rajkot Special Operations Group (SGO) arrested three 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,” SOG police inspector Rohit Raval told on a report.
The inspector added that the game is apparently extremely addictive and the youths were so engrossed in playing that they didn’t notice the police team approach. The mobile phones have been confiscated to help in the investigation. The men that were arrested include a private firm employee, a casual laborer while the third is a graduate looking for work. This arrest comes after the arrest of six college students by Rajkot taluka police.
PUBG A brief :
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene's creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game's map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
PUBG Mobile Ban : You Will Get Arrested For Playing The Battle Royal Game in These Cities in India
PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been banned in several cities in India. Last week, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara had placed a ban on the highly popular and addictive PUBG. They were followed by Bhavnagar and Gir Somnath districts. Two days ago, Aravalli district administration also placed a ban on the two games. Two days ago, Aravalli district administration also placed a ban on the two games. Ahmedabad police commissioner AK Singh issued a notification on Wednesday placing an immediate ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). MOMO challenge was also banned. The notification said that the ban would be in force from March 14 till the midnight of March 28.