Rajkot: An eye-popping sword-dance performance by the groom and a 1-crore car from the father-in-law are not the only things firing up cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's grand wedding in Rajkot today.
Police have now launched a probe into whether celebratory shots were fired as part of a wedding procession of the 27-year-old all-rounder in Gujarat today. Firing in the air even with a licensed weapon is illegal under Indian law.
Footage from the ceremony showed at least one person at the wedding, firing several rounds from a revolver while dangerously close to the bride, groom and guests. Witnesses said at least five rounds were fired.
Ravindra Jadeja's wedding was held in Rajkot today. (PTI photo)
"We have received information that shots were fired. We have initiated an inquiry into the incident," a local police officer Mahendrasinh Rana said.
Ravindra Jadeja and his family have declined to comment over the controversy. The cricketer married Riva Solanki, 25, today.
Shooting of firearms in the air as part of celebrations for weddings, election victory rallies and other revelries is prevalent in many parts of the country and cause several deaths each year.
The death of a nine-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh allegedly in celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers celebrating a local election victory had made national headlines in February this year.