Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Rajkot Police Reportedly Arrest 10 for Playing the Game — PUBG Mobile Ban

Rajkot Police Reportedly Arrest 10 for Playing the Game — PUBG Mobile Ban

The police seized the mobile phones of the individuals for "the objective of investigation" and it has charged the arrested individuals under the Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for violating the notification issued by Police Commissioner and Section 35 for playing PUBG despite ban Gujarat Police Act. "People have been booked but there is nothing like an arrest in it", Agarwal said.

On March 6, a notification was issued stating that PUBG Mobile and the MOMO Challenge were banned, the report added. That's because it believes these forces of mass distraction are adversely affecting students' academic performance, and could cause them to fare poorly at their exams (which typically run during these two months). They'll have to appear in court, though, and face a trial for not adhering to the ban.

"It has been learnt through different mediums that there is a rise in violent tendencies among children and youth because of PUBG game / MOMO challenge".

Ahmedabad police commissioner AK Singh issued a notification on Wednesday placing an immediate ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Last week, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara placed a ban on the mobile version of PUBG Corporation's popular battle royale game. They were also asked to advise parents to keep an eye on children against the highly addictive game.

The police also checked the mobile history of those affected, verifying that the game was still being played. The games were adversely affecting the studies and the overall behaviour, conduct and language of children, the notification said. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game. "Keeping in mind public safety security and to maintain law and order, I hereby impose a ban on playing PUBG game/MOMO challenge", reads the notification, which was issued on directions from the Gujarat state government following a PUBG ban in Gujarat primary schools in February.

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