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| On May 14, 2021 4:47 PM IST

Prithvi Shaw violates lockdown protocols, stopped by police on the way to Goa

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India’s battle against the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic continues as lakhs of positive covid cases continue to be reported each day. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 being indefinitely suspended, the entertainment window for the people has all the more curtailed. Besides, with the abrupt call-off of the tournament, even the players had to come down to their home, are having a tough time whiling away time, which seemed playful during the tournament days.

To break the shackles of monotony that has bound the home premises, India’s star opener Prithvi Shaw attempted to sneak out of his home for a short trip to Goa. This means that the young gun has breached the stringent lockdown rules imposed in Maharashtra, his hometown, to plan his vent-out trip.

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Amboli Police stopped Shaw on his way to Goa

 

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Unable to withstand the empty days of the lockdown, the young player planned a trip to one of the most happening destinations- Goa. With all the international flights being cancelled and strict impositions deployed even on domestic travel, Shaw had no other option but to travel via road to his destination.

While driving through Kolhapur- the indigenous place during Goa’s en route, Shaw encountered Police in the Amboli district and was asked to show his e-pass. Amid the lockdown imposition, it is mandatory for any citizen to get a clean chit/permission from the authorities before moving within or out of the state.

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Shaw applied for mandatory e-pass

Not having the mandatory e-pass, Shaw requested and wheedled the police to allow him to travel to his destination, all of which were turned down by the authorities. Handcuffed, the youngster had to apply for an e-pass online through his phone and was allowed to move towards Goa only an hour later, after he received the clearance.

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Sahil Sethi

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