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20-year-old is city’s first PUBG arrest

AHMEDABAD: Two days after Rajkot police arrested 10 youths for enjoying PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) — the multiplayer first-person-shooter recreation — city police on Friday made its first PUBG arrest, a twenty-year-old adolescence called Sarfaraz Shaikh (20), a resident of Urbannagar in the Rakhial space of Ahmedabad.

Senior police resources mentioned Shaikh was arrested for violating the police commissioner’s notification banning PUBG in Ahmedabad city. The notification was issued on Wednesday night.

According to Rakhial police, a patrol group came throughout Shaikh near Urbannagar Crossroads. “We found Shaikh was enjoying PUBG on his phone. We seized the telephone in the condition it was and arrested Shaikh for violation of a notification issued via the police commissioner,” a senior police professional mentioned.

Later on Friday night, Satellite police arrested three males for enjoying PUBG at quite a lot of spots on SG Road.

M B Jhala, inspector of Satellite police station, mentioned they arrested Vipul Chaudhari (26), a resident of Gota and an worker of an electronics showroom; Shahrukh Qureshi (22), a resident of Sarkhej who works for an accounting company; and Pritesh Thakor (31) from Vadodara, an area manager of a coffee-house chain.

Chaudhari was arrested from a café, Qureshi from outside a mall and Thakor from a coffee shop on SG Road, mentioned Jhala. All of them had been conscious about the ban on PUBG and mentioned that they will have to not have played it, added Jhala. They might be released after furnishing a private bond.

The notification issued via Ahmedabad police commissioner A Ok Singh banning PUBG, claims that gamers develop a tendency for violence from enjoying these games. “These games adversely affect the nature, behaviour, communique and development of children and teens,” the notification claimed.

Police officers postulate that PUBG develops an habit to violence in gamers, claiming that there have been circumstances of gamers beginning to “are living in isolation and slicing themselves off from society” however without precisely mentioning them.

PUBG is a multiplayer, first-person-shooter online and cell recreation that is played in two modes, arcade and classic. “In arcade mode, a participant carries out quite a lot of missions, similar to a “small battle” or “sniper coaching” etc. In classic mode, up to 100 gamers parachute on to one in every of several maps available and play out a fight royale, where they fight each different, both solo or in groups, and the closing surviving participant or group wins.”

Home department fell for hoax

Interestingly, the notification banning PUBG also bans the “Momo Challenge recreation”. According to an investigative file via the BBC called “Momo Challenge: The viral hoax”, the Momo problem is a hoax a few non-existent social media problem that was unfold on Facebook and different media in July 2018. The file suggests that one factor in the back of the unfold of the hoax is the nervousness of oldsters who're frightened about what their kid is accessing on the net.

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