8 Arrested For Playing Cricket During Janata Curfew in Maharashtra

Eight Arrested For Playing Cricket During Janata Curfew in Maharashtra

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken away the cricket from the biggest cricket-loving country India. It has forced everyone to lock themselves behind the close doors. To curb the spread of the virus, Indian PM Narendra Modi urged everyone to observe Janta Curfew on Sunday (22nd March). But eight people break the order of PM to play the cricket which has costed them.

On Thursday, PM Modi addressed the whole nation thorough television and online streaming. He communicated what precautions should everyone take while he also initiated the concept of Janta Curfew where he asked people to remain indoors from 7:00 am till 9:00 pm.

Eight people arrested for playing cricket:

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The whole country stood together and followed the order of PM but some people acted foolishly. They disobeyed and were freely moving on roads. And eight such men, who were playing cricket, were arrested in Kalyan of Thane district, Maharashtra for violating the Janta Curfew. The police later confirmed the news.

They were playing cricket at Kala Talao Maidan in the afternoon, police said, according to PTI. Police also detained a boy in this connection, an official reported.

“Action was taken against them for defying the prohibitory orders issued by the Thane Police Commissionerate. They also went against the ‘Janta curfew’ being observed to curb the spread of coronavirus,” the police official said.

The Mahatma Phule Chowk Police Station registered a case against the accused under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 290 (public nuisance).

They were also booked under the Maharashtra Police Act as well as the National Disaster Act 2005, the official said.