MUMBAI: BMC has filed an FIR against actors Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan and his son Nirvaan for flouting the mandatory hotel quarantine rule for international flyers.
BMC officials said on Monday they learned that the Khans had violated hotel quarantine rules and misled government officials. They checked the details with Sohail Khan as well as the hotel before filing a police complaint against them. The hotel management told the officials that the three had not checked in for quarantine.
Civic officials visited Sohail’s residence on Nargis Dutt Road in Khar (West) on Monday and he told them about his arrival along with his brother and son. Sohail reportedly told officials that they had all tested negative for the virus, so decided to go home directly.
BMC officials said they have taken up the issue seriously as such instances can increase the spread of the virus.
The assistant municipal commissioner of H-West Ward wrote to the police seeking action against the three. Thereafter, police recorded a BMC health officer’s statement to register the FIR. The health officer is a complainant in the case.
Officials said they will inquire with family members and friends of the three to find out if any of them have Covid-19 symptoms. Incidentally, Sohail’s brother, actor Salman Khan, celebrated his birthday on December 27.
After the outbreak of the UK strain, from December 22, the government had made it compulsory for people arriving from or via Europe, the Gulf or South African countries to undergo seven days of mandatory quarantine at a hotel or a BMC centre. They can be discharged from these facilities after seven days once they test negative for the virus and need to home-quarantine themselves for seven more days thereafter.