After a video of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manju Tiwari firing shots in the air during Sunday’s 9-minute event went viral, Uttar Pradesh Police filed an FIR against her on Monday (April 6).
Tiwari is the district president of the party’s women’s wing in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur.
The FIR against her was registered at Kotwali Nagar Police Station in Balrampur under Section 286 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 30 of Arms Act.
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While talking to reporters, Tiwari apologised and said, “I saw the entire city illuminating with candles and earthen lamps. I felt like it was Diwali and fired in the air out of jubilation. I accept my mistake.”
People in various parts of India on Sunday turned off the lights of their houses and lighted earthen lamps, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘9 pm9minute’ appeal to show solidarity in their fight to combat coronavirus.