Thane: A video of Thane corporator Sanjay Pandey’s son Nil Pandey celebrating his birthday by firing in the air has gone viral in social media. According to the police, the incident took place at around 10 pm on November 9. Nil Pandey, along with his family members and friends had gone to Krishna Villa farm house in Lonavala to celebrate his birthday.
The Thane police PRO, Sukhada Narkar, said,” During the primary inquiry, we found that the location of the video was Lonavala. In a statement, Nil said that it was a toy gun which was given to him by one of his friends as a birthday gift. The case will be transferred from Thane police to Lonavala police for further probe”.
Nil Pandey said, “My friend Manan Shah was purchased this toy gun online last year. He came along with us to celebrate my birthday in Lonavala. One Pranav Ghule, who was in white shirt in the video, gave me the gun. It has only sparks and sound”.
He further said, “The video was shot by my friends and uploaded in social media just for fun, but it has gone viral and damaged my father’s image.” Nil alleged said that it was a conspiracy against his father to damage his image in the society. Political rivalry may be behind the incident. –Narendra Gupta