Viral Video of 'Ramayana' Playing at Noida Pub Sparks Arrests, Case Filed

Police are also on the lookout for the DJ seen behind the turntable in the purported video.

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Viral Video of 'Ramayana' Playing at Noida Pub Sparks Arrests, Case Filed
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An incident at a Noida pub has led to the arrest of two people, including the owner of the establishment, on Monday, 10 April.

In particular: The incident that prompted the arrests took place at a pub called Lord of the Drinks in Noida's Gardens Galleria mall.

  • Videos of the incident first surfaced online

  • One such video purportedly shows people grooving to music with scenes from a television show based on Ramayana in the backdrop

Facing the music: While no one lodged a complaint, Noida Police said that it took suo motu cognisance of the matter and registered a case at the Sector 39 Police Station.

  • Franchise pub owner Manak Chaudhary and manager Abhishek have been placed under arrest

  • They've been charged with promoting enmity between different groups and outraging religious feelings, according to The Indian Express

"The video went viral on social media Monday morning and is said to be from Lord of the Drinks resto-bar located in Gardens Galleria mall. Taking cognizance of the matter immediately, an FIR was lodged under IPC sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups)and 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings)," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Shakti Avasthy was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the authorities said that efforts are being made to trace the DJ in the video.

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Topics:  Ramayana   Noida   Noida Police 

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