The cops have arrested the youth whose video of him firing a gun in the air went viral. The youth from Vatva had claimed to be a BJP worker.
Gopal Maheria, the youth in the video was nabbed within minutes of the video going viral and it being brought to the notice of the police.
Earlier, similar videos of youth either brandishing a gun or firing one had gone viral. The videos were from Danilimda, Meghaninagar, Bapunagar and Satellite areas.
Police said Gopal had used an airgun to fire in the air on the occasion of Diwali. Cops are on the lookout for other youth who may be involved with Gopal Maheria. Whether Maheria is a BJP worker or not remains a matter of investigation.
Cops are also on the lookout for the person who shot the video while Maheria was firing in the air. This is the fifth such incident involving guns in the city in the recent past.
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Recent incidents involving guns
The Crime Branch arrested two people involved in the case in which a car driver brandished a gun from the driver’s seat window while driving a car on the SG Highway. The two have been identified as Sahil Mevada (Bharwad) and his friend Hardevsinh Vada.
In another viral video of a wedding celebration at a party plot in Ahmedabad showed people smoking hookah and firing guns in the air. The video was purported to be shot at the Good Luck Party Plot in Danilimda.
In another incident, a youth Dev Badshah in Bapunagar was caught on camera cutting his birthday cake with a sword. The video which also had a firing incident was shot by some of his friends who were celebrating the occasion.
In all the cases the accused were nabbed immediately.
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