UPDATED: December 22, 2020 | 12:46 IST
Top Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and singer Guru Randhawa were arrested in Mumbai after a raid at the Mumbai Dragonfly club near the Mumbai airport. Both were later released on bail.
A total of 34 people were arrested in the raid, including seven staff members of the Mumbai club. Bollywood celebrity Sussanne Khan was also arrested in the raid at the Mumbai club. The accused were booked for violating Covid norms.
A senior officer of the Sahar police station said singer Guru Randhawa and cricketer Suresh Raina were among those who were arrested and booked for violating the norms. The accused were later released on bail.
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.
The arrests were made after a raid at Dragonfly pub for keeping the establishment open beyond the permissible time limit and not following Covid norms.
On Monday, Maharashtra government had declared a night curfew in municipal corporation areas as a precautionary step amid growing concerns over a new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain apart from putting restrictions on flight movements.
Ahead of the New Year, the Maharashtra government has imposed a series of restrictions on public activity in the state and particularly in Mumbai from December 22 to January 5 as a precautionary step.