We all know what its like, you go up to the DJ at an event and you request your favourite song, now sometimes the DJ’s plays it straight away, or you keep giving him/her the glare ensuring that they do not forgot your request until they play it. Well a guest at a party in Chandigargh over the weekend decided to start firing shots into the crowd and beating up the DJ’s crew after his request for a ‘gangsta’ song was not adhered to.
The incident took place at a wedding where a guest fired shots in the air and thrashed a man after DJ refused to play his favourite song at Gymkhana Club, Mansa Devi Complex, near Saketri, on Sunday, prompting the police to register a case on Monday.
Lalit Singh, a resident of Sector 19 D, Chandigarh, has stated in his report to the police that, he came with with his friend Rocky, the DJ, to the club, for the marriage function around 8 pm. When his friend was playing music, an unknown person came on the dance floor. Police sources said he demanded a song be played by the DJ, which was refused, as it was a ‘gangster’ song and they were playing happy music. The accused then started hurling abuses at Lalit, who was sitting next to the DJ. When Lalit objected, the accused pushed him on to the floor and thrashed him in full public view. Later, the accused fired shots in the air from a pistol, an act that was recorded by Lalit on his mobile phone.
Lalit said, “The accused was drunk. He walked up to stage and told us to play a Punjabi gangster song. We told him that it was not in our play list. He got furious and held me by my collar and pushed me down from the stage. He then thrashed me and fired in the air.” Lalit received injuries on his nose and face.
The owner of the DJ equipment, Amit, a resident of Manimajra, called the police and handed over the footage.
Inspector Rajeev Kumar, Mansa Devi Complex station house officer said, “Nobody was injured in the firing. The exact number of bullets fired and the person who fired them is not clear right now. An investigation is under progress.”
Lalit, however, alleged, “Police detained me in the police station till morning and did not allow to call any of my family members.” He said the police also took his phone having the video of the accused.
Police registered a case under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 323 (punishment for voluntary causing hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 34 (act done by several person with same intention) of the Indian Penal Code) and Sections 25-54-59 of the Arms Act at the Mansa Devi police station.