- During a raid at the Mumbai posh bar, Suresh Raina, Guru Randhawa, Sussanne Khan were arrested last night violating night curfew rule and social distancing norms
- The suspects were booked for breaching Covid guidelines and later released on bail
- With the increasing concerns about a new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain and ahead of new year, Maharashtra police called the raids as a precautionary measurement
After a raid on the Mumbai Dragonfly club near Mumbai airport, retired Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and singer Guru Randhawa were arrested in Mumbai. Later, both were released on bail.
A total of 34 people, including seven Mumbai club staff members, were arrested in the raid. In the raid at the club in Andheri, Bollywood celebrity Sussanne Khan was also arrested. The arrests took place around 3 AM and the suspects were booked for breaching Covid guidelines.
Senior officer of the Sahar Police Station said that among those arrested and booked for violating the norms were singer Guru Randhawa and cricketer Suresh Raina. Later on, the suspects were released on bail.
Party (Nahin) Chalegi Till Six In The Morning!
A raid was conducted at a nightclub in Andheri at around 3 am, for flouting COVID prevention norms
Action has been initiated against 34 people, out of which 19 were from Delhi & Punjab, including some celebrities #NewNormal— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) December 22, 2020
Mumbai Police said that 34 people, including retired Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and others, were booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly enacted by public servants), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently commits any act that is likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life and which he knows or has reason to believe to be), 34 (Acts carried out by multiple individuals in favor of a shared intention) of the IPC and of the NMDA provisions.
Following a raid at the Dragonfly pub, the arrests were made for holding the establishment open past the legal time limit and not complying with Covid guidelines.
On Monday, as a precautionary measure in the face of increasing concerns about a new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain apart from imposing restrictions on flight movements, the Maharashtra government announced a night curfew in municipal corporate regions.
Ahead of the new year, from 22 December to 5 January, as a precautionary measure, the Maharashtra government placed a number of restrictions on public activity in the state and, in particular, in Mumbai.