Former Team India cricketer Suresh Raina along with singer Guru Randhawa were arrested by the police after a raid at the Mumbai Dragonfly Club in Mumbai. Both were released on bail later in the day.
A total of 34 personnel were arrested from the club for violating COVID-19 rules. Incidentally, the Maharashtra government has implemented night curfew throughout the city as a precautionary measure with the cases once again seeing an upsurge. Also, the Indian Government has banned all fights coming to India from the UK as London witnessed a second wave of the deadly virus.
Suresh Raina arrested by Mumbai police
Mumbai Police has said 34 people including cricketer Suresh Raina and others 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 Indian Penal Code and provisions of NMDA.
SR Pi Sahar police station said singer Guru Randhawa and cricketer Suresh Raina were among those who were arrested and booked for violating the norms. The accused were later released on bail.
Meanwhile, speaking about cricket, Suresh Raina is currently gearing up for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy scheduled to start in January next year. The veteran, who recently opened an academy in Jammu & Kashmir is determined to guide Uttar Pradesh to a national trophy. Raina, who missed the last year’s IPL, has also confirmed that he will feature in IPL 2021 in April.
Raina retired from international cricket on August 15 last year, moments after legendary cricketer and his close friend MS Dhoni bid farewell to international cricket.