Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa and interior and fashion designer Sussanne Khan were arrested during a raid at Mumbai club Dragonfly. Around 34 people, including celebrities, were also arrested in the raid for violating coronavirus norms at the club near the Mumbai airport.
S Mane, Senior Inspector (SI) of Sahar police station stated that they conducted a raid around 2.30 am at the Dragonfly club near Mumbai airport. They found that the guests and those operating the club were not following measures like wearing masks or observing social distancing. Following this, 34 people were arrested that included seven staff members.
The officer confirmed that they arrested Raina and Randhawa under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA). Since the sections were bailable, they were released immediately.
Mane added there were some women celebrities as well, but they did not arrest them. They were served with a notice and allowed to go.
The Mumbai club, Dragonfly, was kept open beyond permissible time limit and for not following COVID-19 protocols. This raid comes after the Maharashtra government on Monday decided to impose a night curfew in all the municipal areas of the state starting Tuesday night. The curfew will be in place from 11 pm to 6 am and will remain in force till January 5.
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