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Police launch probe after shots fired in air at Jadeja's wedding

April 18, 2016 09:21 IST
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A reveller (left) fires shots in the air at Jadeja's wedding procession

IMAGE: A reveller (left) fires shots in the air at Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wedding procession in Rajkot on Sunday. Photograph: PTI

India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s marriage ceremony was packed with drama, something expected from any Indian wedding day.

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After showing off some suave sword skills at his sangeet ceremony on Saturday, in what is considered customary celebrations, a reveller brandishing a pistol, fired seven rounds in the air during the Indian cricketer’s wedding procession on Sunday.

In a video that has now gone viral, a baraati was seen firing seven rounds in the air while Jadeja was seated on a horse, forcing the animal to lose control for a few seconds.

While the incident can be seen as celebratory, it has not amused authorities, who have launched a probe.

According to reports, Antrip Sood, superintendent of police, Rajkot (rural), has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

"The video showed a person first firing five rounds in the air from the revolver. After sometime, he fired two more rounds," M N Rana, police inspector, Lodhika police station, told the Times of India.

Rana has been asked to investigate the incident.

"We have sought footages from the videographer to identify the person who opened the fire. We will also find out whether it was a was a licensed revolver or not," Rana said.

Jadeja tied the knot with his fiancee Reevaba Solanki at a grand but traditional wedding ceremony at the Hotel Seasons in Rajkot on Sunday.

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