Cricketer Suresh Raina, popular singer Guru Randhawa, interior designer Sussanne Khan and few other celebrities were booked during a raid at Dragon Fly club near Mumbai airport. The police action took place after the Maharashtra government announced on Monday a night curfew in municipal corporation areas as a precautionary step owing to the increasing concerns over a new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain.
In the early hours of December 22 around 2.30 am the Mumbai Police raided the club situated in hotel JW Marriot in Andheri. It was learned that the club had been infringing COVID-19 guidelines. As per the report, rapper Badshah apparently fled from the location from the back gate.
The police booked 37 violators, including seven staff members of the club, according to the media reports. The raids were conducted on the basis of information that several night clubs are violating the Covid guidelines and not following the social distancing rules and regulations, a senior Mumbai Police official told to Mid Day publication.
FIRs have been filed under section 188 of IPC, Bombay police act and relevant sections of epidemic diseases act. Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the state government has announced a night curfew in municipal corporation areas from December 22 to January 5 as a precautionary step amid growing concerns over a new coronavirus variant spreading in United Kingdom.
According to an official statement, it has also been announced to compulsorily put in institutional quarantine for 14 days for the people who arrive at the state’s airports from European and West Asian countries.