Celebratory firing lands Ravindra Jadeja into controversy on wedding day

| Monday, April 18, 2016 - 07:44
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Jadeja wedding, gunfire shots

New Delhi: Landing into a controversy on his wedding day, Team India cricketer and Gujarat Lions all rounder Ravindra Jadeja was caught off guard on Sunday when visuals of celebratory fire during the festivities at his wedding venue went viral.
Celebratory gunfire is illegal but still prevalent in many parts of the country. During the wedding, Jadeja was riding his ‘ghodi,’ when a family member fired shots from his pistol. Hearing the shots, the horse also lost control for a moment.
Earlier, in the day footage of the star cricketer brandishing a sword in his sangeet ceremony had gone viral as well.
As per current reports no legal action has been taken so far. No local authorities have come forward with any details and no charges have been filed.
The incident does warrant investigation on the part of the celebrated cricketer of the Indian National Cricket team. Jadeja it seems may miss Gujarat Lions' next match on April 21.
In many cases celebratory firing has proved fatal. Such incidents have mostly been reported in UP and Bihar and firm legal action needs to be taken to curtail such episodes.
Jadeja is all set to tie the knot with Riva, an upcoming mechanical engineer. Riva, who completed her engineering degree from Atmiya College, is now preparing for her UPSC examination in Delhi. She is the only child of her parents Prafullaba Solanki, who is an Indian Railway employee and Hardevsinh, who is a businessman.  
Commenting on the firing incident, Vikram Singh, FMR DGP said, "Absolutely, action can be taken as it is illegal because the SC has banned it. It should be carried only for self-defence. Secondly, when there is Sec 144 imposed in the city even then the use of firearms is illegal. And in case of a person who is a celebrity himself, it is expected that he is more responsible to law than the average citizen."
"Better observance of rules and regulations is expected from a celebrity rather than anybody else because what he does becomes fashionable," Singh added.
So far no statement or words is emerging from the cricketer but statement from police authority inquiry has been launched.

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