Noida Police swings into action after a video purportedly showing some people in a car brandishing guns at each other in Greater Noida surfaced on the social media on Tuesday. Now, according to Police, the video was shot for YouTube channel. Police said that action will be taken against them for creating a "nuisance".
The purported video of the incident had surfaced on the social media Tuesday evening, showing the two cars running parallel on an empty road, while the video was being shot from another car running behind the two.
"It was a video shoot which was allegedly being done by some people for their YouTube channel. It is not related to any robbery attempt. Suitable legal action being taken against the people appearing in the video for their act of creating nuisance in public," a police official said.
The purported video was shot in Karna area of Greater Noida, a police spokesperson said.
Station House Officer (SHO), Kasna, has probed the matter and it has emerged that the two sides were friends with each other and engaging in stunts. Appropriate legal action is being taken in the matter," the official said.
Brandishing firearms in public space is illegal in the country under the Arms Act. However, this is clearly not the first time Police have taken action against content creators for brandishing weapons in public places.
Last month, Pune police arrested a 23-year-old man for wielding a sword and scaring people on a viral TikTok video. The accused was seen openly striking poses in a public place with a weapon in his hand. The case was registered a violation of the Arms Act.
User-generated content platforms like YouTube and TikTok have come under massive scrutiny for the kind content being spread. YouTube is now cracking down on hateful videos on its platform days after IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warned against the misuse of digital platforms in India
Last month, the Madras High Court had imposed a ban on TikTok over concerns of "pornographic and inappropriate content" being made available through it. However, the ban was later lifted with the condition that the platform should not be used to host obscene videos.
(With PTI inputs)