It's not the first time we've heard about police taking action over PUBG, as Chinese authorities arrested many cheat makers starting previous year - but this is the first we've heard about arrests over just playing the game. "On Tuesday, our teams arrested six college students playing PUBG on their mobile phones on Kalavad Road and in Jagannath Chowk area". More so when you consider Prime Minister Modi's comments surrounding the game in January during an interaction with students and teachers which imply a softer stance rather than outright arrests. We are working to understand the legal basis of such bans, and hope we can have a constructive dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition.
Anyone caught or reported playing PUBG Mobile could face a prison sentence of up to a month alongside a fine. Police stations were asked to implement the ban and arrest those who were still playing these games, Rajkot taluka police inspector V S Vanzara said, reported PTI.
Even the mobile phones of these PUBG Mobile players were seized by the police for investigation.
After that report, another six people were arrested today - a group "undergraduate students and their young friends who are doing private jobs".
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The company said it has been working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced as well as responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players.
"It has been learnt through different mediums that there is a rise in violent tendencies among children and youth because of PUBG game / MOMO challenge".
The arrests occurred Wednesday, March 13, in western Gujarat state, where local authorities enforced an outright ban on PUBG last week over concerns about its impact on the "behavior, conduct and language" of those playing it. Gujarat, a state in India enforces the ban stating that the game is heavily influential, promoting violence as well as causes students to not focus on their studies.
What makes the arrests more "interesting" is the fact that players were so engaged in playing PUBG that they didn't notice the police team approaching them. "Keeping in mind public safety security and to maintain law and order, I hereby impose a ban on playing PUBG game/MOMO challenge". "As parents, we must guide our children to get the most from technology", he said.