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Delhi: Man held after birthday firing stunt on TikTok

Police came to know about the incident after a resident, under the “eyes and ears” scheme of Delhi Police, showed them the video.

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“An FIR was registered, but the man managed to escape… His relatives are also in police department and we approached them,” a senior police officer said.

In a bid to turn his 32nd birthday into a special one, a Central Delhi-based businessman took to TikTok where he allegedly posted a video of him firing a pistol in the air. The stunt in Chandni Mahal Saturday has landed the man, Faizan Hussain, in jail after the video was widely shared on other social media platforms as well.

Police came to know about the incident after a resident, under the “eyes and ears” scheme of Delhi Police, showed them the video. “An FIR was registered, but the man managed to escape… His relatives are also in police department and we approached them,” a senior police officer said.

DCP (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said, “The man, who runs a catering business with his father, was arrested by a team led by SHO (Chandni Mahal) Binod Kumar Singh and SI Pushpender. A case under IPC Section 336 (endangering life or safety of others) and sections of Arms Act has been registered.”

Randhawa said, “Keeping in mind the festive atmosphere and the high security alert for Independence Day, officers were briefed to keep an eye on such incidents… After examining the video, it was found that the firing was done on a street in Suiwalan.”