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5 booked for drinking in public during lockdown

Police said: "All are Russian nationals, who are minor in age. They have been booked for violation of lockdown norms and drinking in public".

Panaji : Five Russians, all of them minors, were booked for violating lockdown norms and drinking in a public place at the north Goa beach village of Ashwem, police said on Tuesday.

Police inspector in-charge of Pernem police station Sandesh Chodankar said: “All are Russian nationals, who are minor in age. They have been booked for violation of lockdown norms and drinking in public”.

The police officer denied that the five offenders attended a major party event.

“They were just five teenagers drinking at a deserted place. After fining them, we asked them to go back to their hotel rooms,” Chodankar said.

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