Cricketer Suresh Raina and 33 others booked for violating COVID-19 norms at a pub in Mumbai

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The Mumbai Police filed a case against 34 people, including cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa and interior designer Sussanne Khan, on Tuesday. A raid by the police at the Dragonfly Pub found that the establishment in violation of COVID-19 norms, according to India Today.

The police said that among the 34 persons, who have been booked, include 19 outsiders from New Delhi and Punjab, and the rest are from Mumbai, including several celebrities from the film and glamour world.

“Offences registered under Indian Penal Code Sec. 188, 269 and NDMA Sec. 51 against (34) after raid carried out at 2.50 am at the Dragonfly Pub, for keeping the establishment beyond permissible time-limit, not following Covid-19 norms such as social distancing, not wearing face masks,” said a Mumbai Police spokesperson said to IANS.

As ahead of the New Year festive week, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced a return of night curfew for 15 days from December 22, amidst the huge global scare over a new strain of Covid-19 virus detected in the UK.

The move for the 11 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew came after conducting detailed deliberations with top officials of various departments, said an official.

Answering the following allegation Suresh Raina said he was unaware of local timings and protocols.

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