A man was arrested by the Delhi Police today after a TikTok video showing him firing from a pistol surfaced online, the police said.
The accused was identified as 32-year old Faizan.
On the intervening night of August 10-11, a video went viral on different social media platforms in which a man could be seen firing in the air with a weapon in his hand, an official statement said.
"The video was first uploaded on Tik-Tok and later on, the video went viral on different social media websites viz WhatsApp, Facebook etc and after watching/examining the video, the place of occurrence was found to be a public street in Suiwalan, Chandni Mahal, it said.
According to the statement, it was Faizan's birthday and he wanted to do something different so he decided to make a video of himself firing in the air.
"On the eve of his 32nd birthday on August 10, he planned his birthday celebration in a different way. So, he took a country-made pistol from a person of Chandni Mahal area and recorded the alleged video, and uploaded the same on TikTok, to make himself famous on social media," it said.
The firearm and mobile used for recording the video have been seized.