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Police nabs seven youths in Rajkot for playing PUBG online game

Police nabs seven youths in Rajkot for playing PUBG online game

Rajkot, Mar 13 (UNI) The police in Rajkot city has nabbed seven youths for playing the PUBG online game which was banned by the Education Department in Gujarat in January this year.

The city police had also issued a notification banning the game.

Police said that the seven youths were nabbed from different places and on checking their mobile the PUBG gaming system was on. Those nabbed yesterday have been identified as Ketan Muliya (25, resident of Bhidbanjan Sheri caught from near Neptune tower on Kalawad road in Gandhigram area of the city), Madhav Vyas (19, resident of Sapanlok society nabbed near Jagnath chowk), Yash Joshi (22, resident of Ghulab Vihar), Neel Adhera (19, resident of Junagadh), Harnish Panchal (20), Kalpesh Rathod (19), Harkishan Bangrotia (19, resident Jamnagar) (all five nabbed from near Atmiya college on Kalavad road of the city).

A police official said that it was being written to google to remove this game from its play store.

The Education Department had taken the decision to ban the game following the instructions from Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights which has received complaints regarding its highly negative effect on children.

Notably, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 2017 online multiplayer battle game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehol. This war game had become very popular among children. So much so that many of them have become addict of sorts of it.

The Education Department had also instructed the schools and colleges to conduct awareness programmes regarding the ill effects of the game.

Notably, a 15 year student in Rajkot had some time ago even committed suicide when his parents stopped him from playing the game.

In 2017 the state government had banned another online game Bluewhale which had become notorious as suicide game due to highly dangerous tasks assigned to the players. It had also banned another game Pokemon Go later.


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