Following a raid, Mumbai police have booked former Indian batsman Suresh Raina and singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa for violating Covid-19 norms at the city’s Dragonfly club near the Mumbai airport. Officials have reported that they have released Raina and Randhawa on bail.
Reportedly, the police booked the two under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and section 269 (acts in a way that could spread an infection threatening to life). The officers noted that there were female celebrities as well but they were let off with a notice. According to sources, famous interior and fashion designer Suzanne Khan was present at the rave, but the police let her go after issuing her a notice to join the police probe.
According to the report, the police conducted the raid at 2:30 am at the club, and discovered that the patrons, as well as the club’s staff, had not been following Covid norms — wearing masks and following social distancing. Following this, the officials arrested 34 people including seven staff members.
This is in light of the new coronavirus strain in the UK, and the fear spreading to other European countries. While the UK had imposed a lockdown, other countries, including India, had cancelled all flights to and from the European country. However, while the World Health Organisation warned against panic and emphasised caution, rumour mongers have succeeded in spreading fear into the Internet. Adding to this, five passengers who have arrived from London have tested positive for coronavirus last night.