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Lucknow man caught dancing on stage with revolver wasn't a cop, news agency clarifies

The person in the picture was not a cop -- ANI Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 22, 2018, 06.27 AM (IST)

Shortly after a picture of a cop caught dancing on stage with a service revolver went viral, the news agency -- which originally reported the news -- came out with a statement clarifying that the person in the picture was not a cop. 

The Indian news agency reported Sub-inspector Ravi Kumar to have danced on the stage, brandishing his revolver at an event organised by Tejas Welfare Society on Sunday. 

"The story of a 'Sub Inspector Ravi Kumar, posted in Lucknow's Sarojini Nagar, seen dancing on stage with an artist and brandishing service revolver at an event on Sunday' has been withdrawn as the person is not a policeman," noted the agency's official Tweet.