YouTuber Elvish Yadav denies involvement in alleged snake venom supply at rave party
Noida, November 3: YouTuber Elvish Yadav has refuted accusations of being involved in the provision of snake venom at a recent rave party in Noida. Following an FIR filed against six individuals, including the YouTuber, Elvish Yadav posted a video on Instagram asserting that the allegations against him are baseless.
Upon waking up to the news of his supposed arrest, Elvish Yadav expressed his innocence, stating, "All these allegations against me are false and without merit. They are not even 1% true. I am willing to cooperate with the UP Police. I request the UP Government and UP CM Yogi Adityanath that even if there is a 0.1% involvement in this, then I am willing to take full responsibility. I request the media not to spread any misinformation. I have nothing to do with this."
Earlier, a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh forest department and the Noida police led to the arrest of six individuals who were allegedly involved in supplying snake venom at a rave party held at Sector 51 Saffron Villa in Noida. The police said they had registered an FIR against the accused, including YouTuber and Bigg Boss winner Elvish Yadav, for providing snake venom at the gatherings. During the raid, nine snakes were also rescued from the venue.
According to the FIR, which was based on a complaint filed by People For Animals, "YouTuber Elvish Yadav supplied snake venom and live snakes in Noida and produced videos with other gang members/Youtubers in NCR farmhouses. They conducted shoots and organised illegal rave parties where they regularly invited foreign women, consumed snake venom, and intoxicants. Elvish's accomplice, Rahul, acted as an agent on his behalf."
The FIR further detailed, "One of our informants contacted Elvish Yadav and asked him to organize the rave party and procure Cobra Venom. Elvish provided us with the name of one Rahul, whom we contacted. Rahul assured us that he could arrange the venom wherever we wanted. Subsequently, he brought the venom to Sector 51 Banquet hall, and that's when Noida police, accompanied by the District Forest Officer (DFO), intervened and arrested the organizers."
The charges in the FIR include Sections 9, 39, 48A, 49, 50, 51 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, and section 120-B of the IPC.
District Forest Officer Parmod Kumar stated, "The forest department, police, and PFA conducted a joint raid, resulting in the arrest of five individuals and the recovery of snakes. PFA had been tracking this case for some time."
The accused were reportedly charging substantial sums for supplying poison at these parties, and approximately 20 to 25 ml of intoxicating poison was seized from them.