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Delhi man held for TikTok video of firing gunshots in air

Delhi man held for TikTok video of firing gunshots in air

New Delhi: The Delhi police on Monday arrested a man for uploading on TikTok a video of himself firing in the air with a countrymade pistol.

According to police, the incident occurred early on Sunday, when Faizan, 32, was celebrating his birthday with his friends in Chandni Mahal area of old Delhi.

“Faizan is addicted to TikTok. He was celebrating his 32th birthday with his friends and wanted to make it memorable. So he fired some shots in the air from a countrymade pistol, recorded it and later uploaded the video on TikTok,” said a senior police officer.

“The video went viral on Facebook and Whatsapp sending the Delhi Police into a tizzy in view of the security alert in the national capital. The Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police tracked the exact location of video after which the police arrested Faizan from his residence in Chandni Mahal,” he said.

“Faizan’s father is a popular caterer in old Delhi. He helps his father in his business. During interrogation, he confessed to his crime. The weapon and the mobile phone used in the crime were also seized from him,” he added.

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