11 People Arrested In Mumbai Spa During A Raid

by Suchismita Pal
11 People Arrested In Mumbai Spa During A Raid

The Mumbai police have recently arrested at least 11 people in a spa while patrolling near the Lokhandwala area in Andheri West. The state government had recently provided some lockdown relaxations. But as per the new guidelines, spas and salons had no permissions to resume services. As per PTI reports, the senior inspector Dayanand Banger of Oshiwara police station has informed that the violators have been arrested under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code for ‘disobeying an order issued by a public servant’ and other relevant provisions.

11 People Arrested In A Spa In Andheri West, Mumbai For Flouting Lockdown Norms

The Maharashtra government had announced ‘Mission Begin Again’ for the lockdown extended till June 30,2020, to resume activities in the state in a phase-wise manner.  However, soon after the lockdown was eased, many people started flouting the social distancing rules. On the first Saturday of June, a large number of Mumbaikars flocked into Marine drive for walks and jogs. And now, this spa in Andheri West also started providing services. The 11 accused in the spa included three women, two managers and four customers.

11 People Arrested In Mumbai Spa
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Maharashtra is the Indian state that is worst hit by the coronavirus. The confirmed cases in Maharashtra is about 113,000 now with nearly 5537 deaths. The updated lockdown guidelines in Maharashtra has allowed market areas to open up on odd-even basis. Private offices have permits to operate with 10 percent workforce. However, it has also been announced that hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, barber shops, spas, salons and places of worship will continue to remain closed.

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What Else?

A few days before, the Delhi police had arrested four men in a restaurant for organising a birthday party with 38 people. The four people included the restaurant owner, the restaurant manager and the party organisers. While the Delhi government has allowed restaurants to open up, they can now can operate only with 50 percent of the total capacity, as per the MHA rules. The dine-in capacity of the restaurant where the party took place was for 48 people. Ideally, it should have allowed not more than 24 people, according to the guidelines.

11 People Arrested In Mumbai Spa
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Considering the alarming rise in the coronavirus cases in the country, adhering to the underlined health and safety guidelines is of utmost importance. One small ignorance can be a matter of life and death for many. Grooming and recreations can wait, the virus won’t. So, stay at home as much as possible. For now, you can enjoy this mind-boggling virtual tour of Mumbai from your couch: