Elvish Yadav, the winner of 'Bigg Boss - OTT', is accused of hosting raves after snake venom was discovered
The five men have reported to the police that Elvish Yadav used the snakes to film movies for YouTube and Instagram.
Five persons have been taken into custody in Noida for allegedly providing snakes and their venom to rave events hosted by social media star Elvish Yadav, according to the police. The five men have reported to the police that Elvish Yadav used the snakes to film movies for YouTube and Instagram, and that these gatherings were hosted at several farmhouses in Delhi and its surrounding areas.
It is said that attendees of the rave gatherings, which reportedly included foreign nationals, ingested the snake venom. Six persons, including Elvish Yadav, are named in the First Information Report, or FIR, according to officials. "Five of the six accused have been taken into custody, however, Elvish Yadav has not been arrested yet," they stated.
Officials stated that the accused had nine snakes—five of them were cobras—and snake venom recovered from him. The snakes have now been given to the Forest Department.
They would capture snakes from various locations throughout the area and remove their venom, which they supposedly sold for a high amount. "They used to collect a hefty sum of money for supplying the venom at parties," according to cops.
It is regarded as exceedingly risky and maybe fatal to use snake venom as a recreational drug. The arrests were made by the Noida police after they responded to a complaint from PFA, an animal protection NGO headed by Maneka Gandhi of the BJP, and raided a rave party in Noida's Sector 51 late last evening.
Ms Gandhi demanded that Elvish Yadav be taken into custody as soon as possible. "Elvish Yadav should be arrested immediately. This is a grade-I crime - that means seven years in jail. PFA laid a trap and caught these people. He uses endangered species of snakes in his videos," she said.
Elvish Yadav denied the accusations, saying they were entirely false and that he would assist the authorities with their investigation. "I noticed reports when I got up in the morning that I had been arrested and found in possession of intoxicating narcotics. "All of these accusations and reports against me are false," he declared in a social media video.