Ludhiana: Punjabi singer Elly Mangat has been booked for celebratory fire from a rifle at his friend’s birthday party at Dharaur village in Sahnewal, on Tuesday. Besides registering a case against the Punjabi singer, the police booked his friend, Bhupinder Singh, and his father, Gurbant Singh, on Wednesday.
The police have arrested Gurbant Singh, while Elly Mangat and Bhupinder are absconding. The police started taking an action after a video showing Elly Mangat opening fire with the double -barrel rifle of his friend’s father (Gurbant Singh) at a party on November 19. The video went viral on social media.
Assistant sub inspector Balbir Singh stated that the party was organised by Bhupinder at his residence and invited the singer. In a video, Mangat took rifle and opened fire twice in the air, which violating the Arms Act. Meanwhile, guests were egging Mangat to open fire, while someone recorded and posted the video on social media.
The police have registered a case under Sections 336, 109 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Sadar police station. Balbir Singh said that as Gurbant Singh learnt about the FIR, he tried to hide the rifle. He was arrested from Tibba Canal bridge while he was trying to hide the rifle, the police said.
Meanwhile, the police are looking for Elly Mangat and Bhupinder Singh. It is not for the first time; Elly Mangat has found himself in a controversy. Earlier, Mohali Police arrested him on September 11 for hurting religious sentiments and posting provocative posts on his social media handle. He was granted bail; however, he accused police of torturing him in the custody.
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