In times like these, it is highly important that people stay indoors as much as possible. If they have to go out, they must strictly follow social distancing protocols. THose are the rules.
But it would appear that this memo did not reach Delhi. As many as 31 people were arrested from the national capital on Tuesday for attending a party at a nightclub called ‘Playgue’. The party reportedly served liquor ad hookah.
Speaking to the Indian Express about the arrest, DCP (Outer) Dr A Koan said:
The owner Lovish Khurana and his brother Kashish Khurana, who were present at the club at the time, have been arrested under various IPC sections, Excise Act, Epidemic Act, Disaster Management Act, and Cigarette & Other Tobacco Products Act. Other 29 people are out on bail.
According to reports, the bar had been reopened for the first time on Tuesday since the lockdown. The DCP also said that 77 bottles of beer, seven bottles of different hard liquor, and eight hookahs had been recovered from the party.
A day before the party, the organiser, who was not present at the venue at the time of raid, made a WhatsApp group and messaged its members about the party. During night patrolling, the beat constable noticed many cars parked outside, and people walking in and out.
-DCP (Outer) Dr A Koan
The owner claimed that since his business had suffered since March, he had decided to take a chance by reopening it and wanted to ‘figure it out’ if the police intervened.
6. without a liquor licence.— Karanjeet Kaur (@Kaju_Katri) July 17, 2020
7. Invitations through a secret WhatsApp group
8. which also included the owners.
9. The police were alerted after the patrons' cars caused a traffic jam outside.
Nothing summarises Delhi's distaste for the rules like this story.
Bhai k kare, inko chakkro mein ese taise ho rakhi h— Harshit Sharma (@Sharmajikaputtr) July 17, 2020
The sad part is all of these people would be rich enough to afford medical treatment if the need arises— Phalguni Aneja (@phalgunianeja) July 17, 2020
Seriously. What kind of humans are these😒 https://t.co/2tqJCT5P1v— Vidhi Verma (@vidhiverma019) July 17, 2020
I know I know— Kanupriya (@kkaikeya) July 17, 2020
It’s stupid but this so unabashedly dilli, it’s not even funny https://t.co/BeGqi5Uw09
Irony. The name of this nightclub is 'Playgue' https://t.co/2hwsYIL0sc— ishaan prakash (@ishaan_ANI) July 16, 2020
Sometimes, I swear there’s just something about this place that is just beyond help.