A firearms shop employee on Thursday resorted to several rounds of test-firing near the police station to demonstrate the gun's efficiency to a customer, triggering panic in the posh Hazratganj area in the heart of the Lucknow city, said police.
The firing took place outside Nand Gun House's owner Sumit Singh's residence, located a stone's throw away from the Hazratganj police station, the police said.
The gun shop employee Shekhu did the test firing for a customer, prompting the police to rush to the scene.
They detained those involved in the act, the police said.
Later an FIR was registered in the matter and Sumit and his servant Shekhu were arrested, the police said.
The police also sent a report of the incident to the district administration, recommending it to cancel the license of the gun house, they said.
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