Delhi police held man for Tik-Tok video showing him firing from pistol

Published: Aug 12, 2019, 20:58 IST | mid-day online correspondent

It was Faizan's birthday and he wanted to do something different

Delhi police held man for Tik-Tok video showing him firing from pistol
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New Delhi: Delhi police on Monday arrested a man who's Tik-Tok video went viral on social media. The viral video showed him firing from a pistol. According to news agency ANI report, the accused identified as 32-year old Faizan was nabbed and interrogated him by the Delhi police after tracking his location.

"On the intervening night of August 10-11, a video went viral on different social media platforms in which a person is seen firing in the air with a weapon in his hand. The video was firstly uploaded on Tik-Tok and later on, the video went viral on different social media websites viz. WhatsApp, Facebook etc. and after watching/examining the video, the place of occurrence was found to be a public street in Suiwalan, Chandni Mahal," an official statement read.

The report said that it was Faizan's birthday and he wanted to do something different. He later decided to make a video of him firing in the air.

"On the eve of his 32nd birthday on August 10, he planned his birthday celebration in a different way. So, he took a country-made pistol from a person of Chandni Mahal area and recorded the alleged video, and uploaded the same on Tik-Tok, to make himself famous on social media," it said.

The firearm and mobile used for recording the video have been seized.

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