'If I have even one percent involvement...': Elvish Yadav breaks silence on snake venom supply case
PTC News Desk: In response to the FIR filed against him in the snake venom supply case, Elvish Yadav, the winner of Bigg Boss OTT 2 this year, stated that if found to be involved in the matter, he would surrender to the police.
In a personalised video on YouTube, the winner of the second season of the popular reality show's web spin-off said, "When I woke up I saw the FIR in which it was written that there was Maneka Gandhi's NGO (People for Animals) who has filed this case. That lady was saying that I roam around with snakes around my neck. All that was for the shooting of a song and nothing else."
"I will not spoil the name of myself and my family by indulging in all these illegal activities. If I have even one per cent involvement in this case, I will surrender myself, whether the punishment is 10 years or 100 years. Everyone knows that my level has not fallen so low that I will do these kinds of work," he added.
He lashed out at the media, saying they can damage anyone's name and image for the sake of TRPs.
"Today I realized that social media and especially our Indian media can do anything. You can make someone reach new heights and make someone fall by spreading fake news and you won't even apologize after that. Just for the TRP, channel name and viewership, the media don't even see that the name of the person in front is getting spoiled. I only make YouTube videos, a clothing brand that is going to launch shortly and I do trading in the share market. That's all I don't need any other work."
Elvish urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the state police to conduct a thorough and fair investigation into the case.
The UP Police have named Elvish and five others as being responsible for the alleged supply of snake venom at rave parties.
Five of the alleged accused were arrested and sent to 14 days in jail.