12 more nabbed in Rajkot city of Gujarat for playing PUBG online game

Rajkot:The police in Rajkot city has nabbed 12 more youths for for playing the PUBG online game.

Police said that they were nabbed last night from various parts of the city.

Earlier on Tuesday night also 7 youths were nabbed for playing the game which was banned by the Education Department in Gujarat in January this year.

Police said that the 12 youths were nabbed from different places and on checking their mobile the PUBG gaming system was on. Their mobile phones were also seized. They were aged between 18 to 23 years and 11 of them were locals while one was native of Tapi-Vyara district.

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, Player Unknown’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 programs 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. Police in the city had issued notification some time ago banning the game here.

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.