Retired Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and singer Guru Randhawa were arrested in a raid at the Mumbai club named Dragonfly near the Mumbai airport. The accused were later let go on bail. Bollywood celebrity and Hrithik Roshan’s ex – wife Sussanne Khan was also arrested at the raid.
A total of 34 people were arrested including seven staff members for violating COVID-19 norms. The raid was conducted after the club was kept open beyond the permissible hours and for not following the norms set by the government during the ongoing pandemic.
An officer at the Sahar police station reportedly said that 34 people including cricketer Suresh Raina and others were booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and provisions of NMDA.
After this incident, Guru Randhawa’s team released a statement where he expresses regret. “Guru Randhawa, who had stepped out for dinner with close friends before returning back to Delhi the same morning, deeply regrets the unintentional incident that occurred last night. Unfortunately, he was not aware of local authorities decision of night curfew but instantly conformed to all rules laid out by the government officials. He promises to comply with government guidelines and protocols by taking all precautionary measures in the future. By far, he has been a law-abiding citizen and will continue to do so in the future as well,” the statement read.