Police launched an investigation into a celebratory firing incident at cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s marriage function in Rajkot on Sunday.
As the marriage procession was moving, apparently one of Jadeja’s relatives, who was within a few feet of the horse-mounted cricketer, was seen firing in the air from his revolver. No one was injured, but police arriving at the scene said it’s illegal to use even licensed firearms except in cases of self-defence.
“We have initiated inquiry to find if the revolver used was licenced or not. We will decide on taking action after investigation,” said Rajkot (rural) superintendent of police Antrip Sood.
The marriage was conducted in traditional ‘Kshatriya’ style, with Jadeja’s relatives and friends attending it, even though his team-mates from Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Gujarat Lions could not make it on time for the rituals in view of the ongoing IPL matches.
However, the team members, including Dwayne Bravo, skipper Suresh Raina, among others, arrived for the reception. They could not arrive in the city on time following their Saturday’s match against Mumbai Indians, in which Jadeja did not feature.
Players and office-bearers from Saurashtra Cricket Association also attended the function.
Jadeja, known for his flamboyance, was also seen displaying his dancing skills with the sword at the ‘sangeet sandhya’, a musical evening organised on Saturday. A video of the event went viral on the social media where Jadeja was seen showing his skills with sword amid cheering by guests.