The Rajkot police has written to Google requesting the company to remove PUBG Mobile from the Play Store in the jurisdiction of Rajkot city, reports Firstpost. The letter was in fact written last month, shortly after Rajkot police imposed the ban. It has surfaced right after both Apple and Google removed TikTok from their stores on direction of the Madras High Court, which refused to revoke the interim ban on the app. Ban, multiple arrests, and restrictions on public gatherings Rajkot was the first city in Gujarat to ban PUBG between March 9th to April 30th. The ban can however be further renewed. Rajkot police's ban notification on PUBG even prohibited unlawful assembly of more than four people in a public place -- under Section 144 of the CrPC. A few days after the ban, at least seven people were arrested for playing the game in public. The game has been banned for allegedly inciting violence in children, being addictive, and distracting students from studies. It is worth noting that most of the people arrested were male and aged between 18-26 years. Rajkot police commissioner Manoj Agarwal told Firstpost that even non-players could be booked under Section 188 (disobeying a government order). Gujarat HC remains in support of ban The Gujarat High Court last week shot down a PIL filed by the Internet Freedom Foundation against the ban, stating that the petition's cope did not fall under public interest. Meanwhile, in a separate PIL in the Bombay High Court asking…
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