Why playing PUBG Mobile can get you arrested in Gujarat

Do you know you can get arrested if you play the popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, or PUBG, in Gujarat? This is because the police believe that the game can allegedly lead to violent behaviour among children and youth, and adversely affect studies.

Launched in March 2018 in India, PUBG Mobile took the gaming world by storm, having been downloaded 200 million times as on December 2018, according to Tencent Games. However, the game has now been banned in Gujarat.

In fact, following the PUBG Mobile ban by Gujarat state government, the Rajkot police took 10 college students in custody for violation three days ago. They were booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 188 and Gujarat Police Act (GPA) 135 but were immediately granted bail. “The youngsters were caught violating the notification and so a legal action was taken against them. They were immediately bailed out and now courts will take a call on the matter,” Manoj Agarwal IPS and Commissioner of Police Rajkot City, told Mint.

Eight more people were arrested in Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar from Gujarat since then, according to a PTI report.

In PUBG, 100 players are pitted against each other in an open world map. Every players’ virtual character is dropped on a remote island where they can play as lone wolf or team up with other players and hunt down other players. The game is also available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. ..Read More..

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