Raina & Randhawa gets bail from Mumbai Police: Former Indian southpaw and retired cricketer Suresh Raina and singer Guru Randhawa were arrested in Mumbai after a raid at the Mumbai Dragonfly club near the Mumbai airport for beaching COVID-19 norms. Rapper Badshah, who was also present, allegedly escaped just ahead of the raid, which was conducted on Dec 22 at 3 AM. The club had violated the Bombay Police Act and Epidemic Disease Act. However, all of them have been released under Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
A total of 34 people were arrested in the raid, including seven staff members of the Mumbai club. Bollywood celebrity and ex-wife of Hrithik Roshan Sussanne Khan was also arrested in the raid at the bar in East Andheri. The arrests were made after a raid at Dragonfly pub for keeping the establishment open beyond the granted time limit and not following coronavirus rules.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government on Monday, 21 December imposed a night curfew in the city from 11 PM to 6 Am till 5th of January as a precautionary step amid growing concerns over a new Covid-19 spreading in Britain (U.K) apart from putting restrictions on flight movements.
In an official statement, the Mumbai Police said, "... offense has been registered u/s 188, 269, 34 IPC and u/s 51 NDMA against 34 persons at Sahar police station after the raid was conducted at 2.50 AM at Dragonfly pub, for keeping establish open beyond the permissible time limit, not following Covid normS such as social distancing, not wearing a face mask."
Mumbai Police has said 34 people including cricketer Suresh Raina and others were booked 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 IPC and provisions of NMDA.