Sohail, Arbaaz Khan Quarantined After FIR for Flouting COVID Norms

According to BMC, they returned from Dubai and were asked to remain in quarantine in a hotel, but went home.

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According to BMC, they returned from Dubai and were asked to remain in quarantine in a hotel, but went home.
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has put actors Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, along with the latter's son Nirvaan Khan, in quarantine at the Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai, after an FIR was lodged against the three on Monday, 4 January, for flouting COVID-19 norms.

According to BMC, they returned from Dubai on 25 December and were asked to remain in quarantine in a hotel, but went home.

Though they were supposed to stay isolated at a hotel for mandatory institutional quarantine, the three cancelled their bookings after leaving the Mumbai airport, and went home, having tested negative for COVID-19 at the airport.

According to India Today, they gave a "false undertaking" to quarantine themselves at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai.

The FIR has been filed under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) as well as under the Epidemic Diseases Act, at the Khar Police station, reported news agency ANI.

BMC guidelines dictate that the three should have undertaken seven-day institutional quarantine. The Health Ministry has also mandated a seven-day institutional quarantine for those returning from UAE amid concerns over the new coronavirus variant from the UK.

The Mumbai police booked them after the BMC complained about them breaking quarantine rules.

(With inputs from India Today and ANI)

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