Sohail, Arbaaz and Salman Khan. Sohail and Arbaaz were were asked to remain in quarantine in a hotel after returning to Mumbai from abroad but they chose to go home. Image Credit: PTI

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has placed Bollywood actor-producer Sohail Khan, his son Nirvaan Khan and brother Arbaaz Khan under quarantine in Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai.

Earlier on Monday, an FIR was registered against the trio under Section 188 IPC under 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act by the complainant, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) medical officer. The FIR was filed at Khar police station.

According to the complainant, the trio had returned from the Gulf on December 25 and were asked to remain in quarantine in a hotel but instead they chose to go home.

According to the health ministry’s norms, returnees from the UK and UAE as well as Europe are required to undergo a seven-day institutional quarantine. The state government put the norms in place after a new strain of coronavirus was reported from the UK. As per experts, the new COVID-19 strain is more transmissible than other SARS-CoV-2 variants.