Bollywood celebrity Sussanne Khan has issued a clarification after reports emerged that she was among the 34 people who were booked for violation Covid-19 guidelines at the Dragon Fly Club at JW Marriot Hotel, Sahar in Mumbai.

Celebrities like cricketer Suresh Raina and singer Guru Randhawa were also booked under sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life), and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC.

"Setting the record straight", Sussanne Khan shared a statement in her Instagram account:

Last night I was at a close friend's birthday dinner and a few of us extended to the Dragon Fly Club at JW Marriot, Sahar. At 2.30 AM the authorities entered the club. Whilst the club management and the authorities were sorting things out, all the guests present were asked to wait for a period of three hours. We were finally allowed to leave at 6 AM.

Therefore, the speculation by parts of the media that there were arrests made are completely incorrect and also irresponsible. I fail to understand why we were made to wait or what the issue was with the authorities and the club.

I am setting the record straight with this statement. I have utmost regard and respect for the Mumbai Police and for all their selfless efforts in keeping us Mumbaikars safe. Without their constant vigilance for public welfare, we would not feel safe.

Best Regards,
Sussanne. 

Cricketer Suresh Raina too had issued a clarification on Tuesday.