Patna: An FIR was registered against BJP MLA Vinay Bihari under the Arms Act in Bihar’s West Champaran and his weapon seized.
Superintendent of Police, West Champaran, Upendra Nath Verma said that the action was taken on the basis of a viral video where Vinay Bihari was seen riding on the elephant and firing in air using a licensed rifle.
A fair called Kans Vadh was held in a sports ground of Machargawa village on August 26 where the Lauria MLA was riding on the elephant and waving a rifle. He also fired several rounds in the air.
That incident was captured by a local person who uploaded it on social media platforms. IANS is not confirming the truth of the video.
“We have investigated the viral video and found it to be true. The case was registered under the Arms Act and the weapon seized. The license of the weapon is owned by Vinay Bihari’s wife,” Verma said.
On his part, the MLA said: “Kans Vadh fair is regularly held in that village where people worship arms and ammunition. Our family also participated regularly for many years and firing in the air is a ritual process to worship the arms and celebrate the fair. The video was put on social media in a wrong perspective.”