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Cong MLA's sons booked for firing in air at musical event

Press Trust of India  |  Anand (Guj) 

A video clip, purportedly showing two sons of a Congress MLA firing in the air at a musical event, has prompted the police to register offences against them, an said here today.

No arrest had so far been made in this connection, but three persons were detained for questioning, he added.

Mahendrabhai Sodha and Ranjitbhai Sodha, the sons of Anand MLA Kantibhai Sodha Parmar, were booked after they were purportedly seen in the video firing several rounds in the air from their guns, along with other unidentified persons, station N K Chauhan said.

The incident came to light after the video started circulating on the social media, he added.

It appeared to be celebratory firing as the accused were also seen welcoming at a musical event on the Anand-Sojitra road, near the city, Chauhan said.

"We have registered an FIR against the Sodha brothers and six others, along with some unidentified persons, based on the video, wherein they are seen firing in the air," he said.

The police were trying to identify the others, who were also seen firing in the air, Chauhan said, adding that the FIR was lodged under Indian Penal Code section 114 (abettor present when offence committed) and relevant provisions of the Arms Act.

The video was apparently shot three days ago, when the Kshatriya Samaj, an organisation of the Kshatriya community, had organised "Dayro" -- a traditional music performance -- to mark

The event was organised at an open plot of land on the Anand-Sojitra road, Chauhan said.

"We have detained three persons and an investigation in the matter is on," he said, adding that no arrest had so far been made.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 16:10 IST