Mumbai Police arrested 34 people from a nightclub for flouting COVID-19 regulations which included celebrities like cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa, and ex-wife of actor Hrithik Roshan, Susanne Khan.
34-year-old Raina was among those arrested after a raid at the Mumbai Dragonfly club situated in Hotel JW Marriot in Andheri around 3 am for keeping the establishment open beyond the permissible time limit, not following Covid norms such as social distancing, not wearing a face mask.
Raina was later released on bail. Mumbai Police later posted a rather witty comment on Twitter, reminding party-goers in Mumbai what the new Normal will look like.
"Party (Nahin) Chalegi Till Six In The Morning!. A raid was conducted at a nightclub in Andheri at around 3 am, for flouting COVID prevention norms Action has been initiated against 34 people, out of which 19 were from Delhi & Punjab, including some celebrities #NewNormal," tweeted the Mumbai Police.
Mumbai Police has issued an official statement which says that an "offense 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."
On Monday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a night curfew across the state’s cities, which will be from 11 pm to 6 am from tomorrow night to January 5, lasting a total of 15 days.
This development came after a new strain of Coronavirus was found in the UK. This resulted in several countries across the globe, including India, put in place bans on incoming flights from the UK.