Although the incident occurred on August 22, the arrest was only made after police obtained a video clip of the firing.

Groom arrested in Hyderabad for firing celebratory shots during wedding
news Celebratory Firing Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 15:44

A bridegroom who opened fire from two revolvers during his marriage in Hyderabad last month was arrested by the police, an official said.

Riding a horse during his marriage procession, the bridegroom fired six shots in the air from two revolvers as a mark of celebration of his marriage.

The identity of the bridegroom has not been revealed by the city police.

Though the incident occurred on August 22, the arrest was only made on Sunday after police obtained a video clip of the firing. 

The police officer said the incident occurred near Shama Theatre, within the jurisdiction of the Falaknuma police station, at around 10pm on August 22.

The police had initially denied that any such incident took place. However, investigations by four teams led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police found evidence that the incident had occurred.

A case has been registered and investigations are ongoing.

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