Former India cricketer Suresh Raina, on Monday night got arrested, booked and later released on bail for attending a party at a Mumbai club which violated Covid-19 protocols.
Suresh Raina was caught attending a party at the Dragonfly club, which is near the Mumbai airport. The club was raided by the police, who took 34 people into custody including 7 staff members.
The accused, including Raina and singer Guru Randhawa, 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.
According to Republic World, Mumbai Police issued an official statement which read, “offence has been registered u/s 188, 269, 34 IPC and u/s 51 NDMA against 34 persons at Sahar police station after the raid was conducted at 2.50 AM at Dragonfly pub, for keeping establishment open beyond the permissible time limit, not following Covid norms such as social distancing, not wearing a face mask.”
The arrests were made after a raid at Dragonfly pub for keeping the establishment open beyond the permissible time limit and not following Covid norms.
Suresh Raina Set to Make a Comeback on The Field
Suresh Raina took retirement from international cricket on August 15 earlier this year. In his 15 years cricketing career, Raina featured in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is for Team India after making his ODI debut in July 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19.
Notably, Raina didn’t appear in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League citing personal reasons. He is all set to make a comeback on the field after a long gap for his domestic team Uttar Pradesh. He has also been named in the probable squad of the team as well and is also set to lead the side in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.