Suresh Raina's Manager has released a statement after the cricketer was arrested by Mumbai Police on an early morning party at the Dragonfly Pub in JW Marriot for allegedly violating Covid-19 protocols.
"Suresh Raina was not aware of the local timings & protocols. Once pointed out, he immediately complied with the procedures laid out by the authorities and regrets the incident", read the statement.
Among the persons found on the premises in the raid include cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa, Susanne Roshan Khan, while another prominent singer reportedly managed to escape from a backdoor, but some other girls who attempted to flee the spot were stopped by the police team.
"Offences registered under Indian Penal Code Sec. 188, 269 and NDMA Sec. 51 against (34) after raid carried out at 2.50 am at the Dragonfly Pub, for keeping the establishment beyond permissible time-limit, not following Covid-19 norms such as social distancing, not wearing face masks," said a Mumbai Police Spokesperson.
The Mumbai Police have intensified vigil after the Monday night decision of the state government to impose a 7-hour night curfew in the jurisdictions of 27 municipal corporations including BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, starting from Dec. 22.