Suresh Raina Arrested During Raid At Mumbai Club

Suresh Raina Arrested Along With Bollywood Stars During Raid At Mumbai Club

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. Credit: BCCI

Former India batsman Suresh Raina has once again made it to the news for all the wrong reasons. The star batsman was arrested in Mumbai after a raid at the Mumbai Dragonfly club near the Mumbai airport. Along with him, some Bollywood stars were attending the party too.

According to reports, Suresh Raina as well as singer Guru Randhawa and Suresh were arrested. Both were later released on bail. A total of 34 people were arrested in the raid, including seven staff members of the Mumbai club. The accused were booked for violating COVID-19 norms.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Senior officer of the Sahar police station said Guru Randhawa and Suresh Raina were among those who were arrested and booked for violating the norms. The accused were later released on bail. Mumbai Police has said the 34 accused were booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and provisions of NMDA.

The arrests were made after a raid at Dragonfly pub for keeping the establishment open beyond the permissible time limit and not following the newly introduced norms. On Monday, Maharashtra government had declared a night curfew in municipal corporation areas as a precautionary step amid growing concerns over a new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain apart from putting restrictions on flight movements.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina (Credits: Twitter)

Troubled times for Suresh Raina:

The latest development comes just a couple of months after Suresh Raina faced the heat for pulling out of IPL 2020. Despite going to UAE with Chennai Super Kings, he returned home before the start of IPL, citing personal reasons. Reports at that time suggested that the batsman was unhappy with the room he was provided although Raina denied the reports.

BCCI boss N Srinivasan had also slammed Raina for the incident. At present, he is gearing up to make a return to action through the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scheduled to start next month. The southpaw has not played a competitive game since the final of IPL 2019 in May last year.

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