Surat, Sep 3: At least 8 people have been arrested by police after a video went viral here in which they could be seen drinking liquor and beer and also making others drink it openly in front of a lord Ganesha idol in a puja pandal erected on the occasion of ongoing Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Police said that during investigation it came to the fore that the video was made in a pandal in Golwad area under Mahidharpura police station area of the city.
Eight of the youths have been arrested under the section of IPC pertaining to hurting the religious sentiments of people. One of the youths nabbed was carrying a bottle of beer purchased on the basis of the liquor permit of her mother which police said would be cancelled now.
Notably Golwad area in the city is notorious for bootleggers and an incident of attack on police by women bootlegger during raid had also taken place in the area in the past. (UNI)