People have been booked but there is nothing like arrest in it. Their report states that players will only be arrested if they do not cooperate with the police's demands to turn off the game. "The case will go to the courts and there will be a trial for not following the notification issued", Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal told The Indian Express.
As if it wasn't odd enough for the state government to lump a multiplayer game together with an online hoax as a cause of violence, it's also only taking these threats to the fabric of society seriously from March 9 until April 30 this year.
"Keeping in mind public safety and security, and to ensure that law and order situation is maintained, a ban is placed on playing PUBG and Momo challenge in Ahmedabad city police limits", the notification read. "Our team caught these youth red-handed", Rohit Raval, Rajkot Special Operations Group police inspector, said. But there's no success without criticism and PUBG Mobile has received a fair share censure from governments as well as people to an extent where the popular battle-royale game has been banned in several cities.
"It has come to our notice from various media that PUBG game, MOMO challenge is leading to a violent attitude among youth".More news: Lori Loughlin's Daughter Olivia Jade Loses Sephora Deal Amid Scandal
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Police has registered two cases against the arrested individuals under IPC Section 188 for violating the notification issued by Police Commissioner and Section 35 for playing PUBG despite the ban under Gujarat Police Act. They were also asked to advise parents to keep an eye on children against the highly addictive game.
Of the 10 arrested, six are already out on bail.
The arrests occurred Wednesday, March 13, in western Gujarat state, where local authorities enforced an outright ban on PUBG last week over concerns about its impact on the "behavior, conduct and language" of those playing it. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game.