Three days after the video of BJP MLA from Uttarakhand's Haridwar Pranav Champion went viral where he was seen dancing with guns in his hands and his mouth, he has now been barred from using his firearms.
The licenses of three of his firearms have been revoked. He has also been sent a notice by the District Magistrate Dipendra Chaudhary. After the video of him dancing with weapons went viral, Champion had defended himself saying that he was being tarrgetted by his political opponents
"...This is a conspiracy against me and I will file to the nail against it. They are all licensed weapons, they are not loaded. I am not pointing towards anybody, I am not threatening anybody, what is the crime. Tell me the crime. Is drinking alcohol a crime? Is keeping licensed weapon a crime? This is a conspiracy against me, well-orchestrated by Congress and Opposition," he had said.
In the video, he was seen brandishing guns while dancing on Bollywood item song from Karan-Arjun. and seen carrying guns in both his hands and dancing, while sipping liquor from a glass kept in the table beside him. There are several men around him who are visible dancing and handing guns to him. The MLA can be seen holding guns in his hands and mouth and posing and dancing while others capture pictures and videos of him.
The video filled with foul language and abuses, the supporters can be heard saying that there is no one in Uttarakhand who can do such a thing and has such courage. As the "Mujhko Rana ji maf karna" song from Karan Arjun plays in the background, the MLA says: “not only in Uttarakhand, but nobody could do something like this across India.”
Sources also informed that he was recently suspended from the party for three months for threatening a journalist