PUBG Ban: 10 Arrested in Rajkot for Playing PUBG in Public

Postado Março 15, 2019

The ban was implemented on March 9 and would be in effect till April 30.

Ten arrests were initially reported in Rajkot by The Indian Express, though police commissioner Manoj Agrawal notes that "it is a bailable offence".

Police in Gujarat have not banned Fortnite, a popular rival to PUBG developed by US-based Epic Games. The police commissioner appealed citizens to contact the nearest police station in case they came across anyone playing PUBG in Ahmedabad city limits.

Gujarat is the only Indian state to ban the game - which has been downloaded more than 100 million times around the world. Aravalli district administration has also issued a ban on both PUBG and the controversial MOMO Challenge. "Our team caught these youth red-handed", Raval said.

According to a report from Indian Express, the police have begun to seize mobile devices as per their investigation, citing that the game "is highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing them that they could not even notice our team approaching them".

Bluehole's statement to Eurogamer concluded with, "we are honored to have a passionate community of PUBG Mobile players in India and globally and continue to welcome their feedback to make PUBG Mobile the best game ever". "We have filed six different cases against them", Vanzara said that the six were granted bail.

Parents and educators say the game incites violence and distracts students from their studies.

The police also checked the mobile history of those affected, verifying that the game was still being played. "Keeping in mind public safety security and to maintain law and order, I hereby impose a ban on playing PUBG game/MOMO challenge", read the original notification.

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.