A video of a man vandalising eateries in New Delhi’s Welcome area and threatening people has gone viral on social media. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the man was demanding “protection money” from the shop owners and threatening them in case they failed to pay him.

According to ANI, the incident occurred on July 2. In the video, the man is seen wielding a sword and a pistol, threatening the people to pay him. He also kicked the food utensils kept outside an eatery and assaulted one of the staffers by pulling at his hair.

According to the Hindustan Times report, the main accused, Salman, has a criminal record and has been in jail previously under the Arms Act. He has “seven cases of attempt to murder, robbery, theft and arms act” registered against him, the report said. His associate Mahroof, who was also seen in the video, has been arrested.