Surat, May 16: With incidences of people getting thrashed for fun during birthday celebrations in public spaces such as parks and BRTS corridors, Surat Police on Monday issued prohibitory orders. The police stated that they can arrest any person, found violating the order, under Section 144 of the CrPC.
According to the police, the move has been initiated to stop people from damaging public property or harming an individual during birthday celebrations. Also, the order was shared on Twitter by Lawyer Apar Gupta in Gujarati, asking other users to translate it. PUBG Ban: 40% Indians Support Complete Ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Cigarettes, Marijuana and Online Betting.
The order was implied after incidents of damages to public properties were noticed by college goers or high school students during their "violent" late-night birthday parties in public places, reports The Indian Express. The notification is valid until 12 July.
Stating that though complaints of violence during birthday celebrations come to them, Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma said that till now no criminal case has been registered till date. As victims do not come forward. Prior to this, the Gujarat Police had banned the game PUBG and arrested many college students in connection with the same.