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Newly married man ends up in jail for celebratory firing

Newly married man ends up in jail for celebratory firing

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Shamli (Uttar Pradesh): After the video of a groom on horseback firing a weapon went viral, police have arrested him Wednesday.

At a wedding procession, the groom was seen riding a horse alongside firing a country-made weapon. The video was filmed during the wedding procession on November 24.

Police took note of the video identifying the man as hailing from Shamli here.

An FIR was registered at the Babri police station in Shamli district, the man was then sent to jail.

The FIR has been registered under IPC section 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) and relevant sections of the Arms Act, senior police officials said.

Shamli Superintendent of Police Sukirti Madhav said, "A video of the groom firing shots in the air from an illicit weapon was shared online. The accused has been arrested and the weapon used in the incident recovered."

IANS report with edits

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