Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal sent out a notice to ban PUBG in the city, saying that the game was making people violent.
There have also been separate incidents which have led to the administrations behaving that way. In Jammu, a fitness trainer injured himself because he lost a game in PUBG. In another chilling incident, a boy hanged himself after his parents refused to buy him a phone for playing PUBG. Now, the Rajkot district administration in Gujarat on Thursday is contemplating about putting a ban on PUBG. The major reason for implementing the ban is because there has been an increase in violent behaviour among the children and the youth and that they were showing signs of addiction to the battle royale game.
As per reports, the ban will start on March 9 and end on April 30. During this time, police can take the ‘culprits’ into custody under the Central Government Act under Section 188.
On January 23, the Gujarat government had written to the Central Government requesting a permanent ban on the mobile game.