PUBG Ban: 10 Arrested in Rajkot for Playing PUBG in Public

PUBG’s been banned in India, and at least 16 players have been arrested

PUBG Mobile has now been banned in certain Indian cities

The students were released on bail.

PUBG Mobile players were warned of serious consequences for violating a ban in four Gujarat cities, including Rajkot, Surat, Gir Somnath and Bhavnagar.

Rohit Raval, Rajkot Special Operations Group police inspector, said their phones had been seized as part of the investigation.

PUBG Mobile's ban is allegedly due to the protection of children. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game. Close on the heels of Rajkot and some other cities in the state banning the game that has become a rage among youngsters, the Ahmedabad city police also imposed a ban on it.

"PUBG MOBILE is a game".

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Indian police have arrested ten university students for playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the hugely popular smartphone game described by one minister as a "demon in every house".

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.

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. The reason the game has been banned is because it is seen as highly addictive. "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", said the statement. In the procedure, they will be shown as immediately bailed out by police.

Bluehole's statement to Eurogamer concluded with, "we are honored to have a passionate community of PUBG Mobile players in India and globally and continue to welcome their feedback to make PUBG Mobile the best game ever". The police have also released instructions to get rid of the game which asks parents to monitor the use of smartphones by their children and even asks students to avoid discussing PUBG with their friends.

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