Police in Thane district have registered a case against a Shiv Sena leader after a video showing him cutting birthday cake with a sword appeared on social media.
Mayur Patil, 33, a former corporator of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, told police that the sword had been gifted to him by a friend during his birthday celebration on July 16.
He did not have the license needed to possess the weapon, he conceded, according to a police official.
A case under the Indian Arms Act for illegal weapon possession was registered against Mr Patil at Kalyan taluka police station, though no arrest has been made.
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