Rajkot Ban Results In 10 PUBG Arrests for Playing the Game

15 March, 2019, 19:16 | Author: Myra Gill
  • PUBG’s been banned in India, and at least 16 players have been arrested

PUBG Mobile also expressed surprise at the ban by local authorities in Rajkot. One official said the accused were so engrossed in the game that they didn't notice officers approaching. Now, the Ahmedabad police have issued a notification prohibiting the game from March 14 till the midnight of March 28.

Players had their phones seized for investigation.

Indian police have arrested ten university students for playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the hugely popular smartphone game described by one minister as a "demon in every house".

Following this 12 cases were registered against people playing the game despite the ban and there were at least 10 people arrested for violating the ban. "We have filed six different cases against them", Vanzara said that the six were granted bail.

The ban was announced last week by local authorities to combat what they called the spread of "violent traits" in kids playing the game.


A day later, three more men were arrested by the Rajkot Special Operations Group who were caught playing the game near the police headquarter. "To PUBG MOBILE players, we want to assure you that we are on your side and we will try our best to find a reasonable solution", said PUBG Mobile in a statement released to the media.

PUBG Mobile has issued a statement on the recent arrests in Rajkot, Gujarat of players, after the game was banned in the city, saying the company is trying to understand the legal basis of the same. Aravalli district administration has also issued a ban on both PUBG and the controversial MOMO Challenge. "In consonance with our endeavour to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players", PUBG Mobile added.

The police report announcing the ban says that "Due to these games, the education of children and youth are being affected and it affects the behaviour, manners, speech and development of the youth and children".

"As parents, we must guide our children to get the most from technology".

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