A 25-year-old man was arrested by Mumbai Police on Monday for cutting his birthday cake with a sword and for violating social distancing norms. A video of the accused, Haris Khan, went viral on social media where he was seen cutting 25 cakes with a sword. The police has also booked 30 other people in the party for violating social distancing norms and not wearing masks.
According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, Khan had invited his friends over to the terrace of his residence in Bandra West to celebrate his birthday on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
The celebration was recorded by his friends and a video was posted on social media after which it was picked up by social activist Mohsin Shaikh.
“I got this video from one of my friends, after which I alerted the commissioner of police, Mumbai, and also tweeted about it,” Shaikh told Hindustan Times.
Influencer Team 07 Adnaan Shaikh celebrating his friend Haris Khan’s birthday, in which Haris is cutting Cake with a Sword and Chopper more then 100 of young boys were present without Social Distancing in Bandra west during COVID-19 Pandemic [email protected] @MumbaiMirror pic.twitter.com/izTvSGLS14— Dr Binu Varghese (@SabSeTezz1) July 19, 2020
Hemant Phad, assistant police inspector (API) from Bandra police told Hindustan Times, “We have recovered the sword which was used for the cake cutting. We will also take appropriate actions against others who were present at the party.”
Khan and guests who attended the celebrations are booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and Maaharashtra Police act.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the accused is a history-sheeter and has a few cases registered against him.
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