CSK player Suresh Raina arrested in raid on Mumbai night club!
Galatta | Dec 22, 2020, 02:26 pm
The Chennai Super Kings team, one of the Champion sides in the Indian Premier League, had a forgetful tournament this season. The IPL 2020 was the first time that the CSK team did not make it to the Playoffs and were knocked out. Even before the tournament started, the CSK team was in the headlines after a reported difference of opinion between the team management and one of their star players over the years - Suresh Raina. Often called the 'Chinna Thala' to Dhoni's 'Thala', Raina was one of the constants in the CSK side and him opting to return home before the start of IPL 2020, came as a huge shock. There were a number of speculations in the media but he had made the headlines even earlier, when he decided to announce his retirement from international cricket on August 15th, just moments after his Captain MS Dhoni, announced his!
Now, Raina has made the headlines for altogether different reasons. Reports state that Suresh Raina was one of the 34 people who were arrested by the Police, when they raided the Dragonfly night club, in Mumbai! This club situated close to the Mumbai airport, had reportedly been open past the allowed time and had not followed the COVID-19 safety norms. Raina has since been granted bail. Among those arrested are said to be Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan's former wife Sussanne and singer Guru Randhawa. The arrested 34 people include 7 members of the hotel staff. There are some speculations that a number of celebrities had escaped the premises through a side gate, after the Police arrived.
The Dragonfly Club is situated inside the JW Marriot Hotel premises in Andheri. A statement issued by the Mumbai Police about the raid said, "An offence has been registered u/s 188, 268, 34 IPC and u/s 51 NDMA, against 34 people, at the Sahar Police station after the raid was conducted at 2.50 am at Dragonfly pub, for keeping establishment open beyond the permissible time limit, not following Covid norms such as social distancing, not wearing a face mask." Ever since his return to India and not playing the IPL 202 in UAE, Raina has been doing a lot to promote Cricket among the Jammu & Kashmir youth. Recently, Raina had announced that he would be representing his state side Uttar Pradesh, in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, one of India's premier domestic tournaments. Stay tuned for updates...