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Three more held in Guj for playing PUBG video game on phones

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

In an ongoing crackdown on people playing PUBG in Gujarat, local police arrested three more persons for allegedly playing the video game on their despite a ban, an said Saturday.

Several persons have been arrested across the state, after police in different districts banned the online multi-game on the ground that it wasleading to violent behaviour among children and youth.

Three persons were arrested from different parts of Satellite locality here on Friday night, after they were caught playing the game, a said.

had issued a notification banning the Unknown's Battleground game in the district with effect from March 14.

The accused were booked under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the said, adding that the trio were released on bail.

On Friday, eight more persons were arrested from Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar for playing the game and a youth from Rakhial area.

These arrested were made, days after 10 youths were picked up from for the same reason.

While Ahmedabad city police had issued a notification banning PUBG and MOMO Challenge game a few days back, district police had issued a similar notification Friday.

police was the first to ban both the games.

Between March 12 and 13, city police had arrested 10 persons, including six college students, for playing PUBG game despite the ban.

As per the notification, the games were adversely affecting studies and the overall behaviour, conduct and language of children.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 20:25 IST