Noida (UP), Nov 13 (PTI) A video surfaced on social media purportedly showing a family, including women and children, taking turns to fire from a pistol, prompting the Noida Police to register a case and launch a probe into the matter Tuesday.Also Read - Security Guards in Noida’s Housing Society Mercilessly Thrash Resident With Lathis | Video Goes Viral

The purported video was captured on the night of Diwali on the terrace of a house in Harola village, under Sector 20 police station limits, here. Also Read - Good Samaritans: Noida Cops Help Daughter Perform Last Rites of Father

A man, identified as Manoj Jain, 42, is seen sitting on a cot brandishing his licenced pistol. Also Read - Noida Police Launches Helpline, Google Doc Form For Plasma Donation. Details Here

Jain, who runs a small shop in the area, is seen firing shots in the air by the pistol which is then used by two children and two women, all of whom take turns and repeat the act. Officials said the police have taken cognisance of the purported video that went viral Tuesday and registered an FIR against Jain.

“The incident took place on November 7, the night of Diwali festival. By what is seen in the video, it is clear violence of the arms licence. A case has been registered under Section 30 of the Arms Act,” said Inspector Manoj Kumar Pant, Sector 20 police station house officer.

Police officials said that a recommendation has been made to the district administration for suspension of Jain’s arms licence.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.