Elvish Yadav Was Arrested By The Noida Police In The Snake Venom Case


Elvish Yadav was taken into custody by the Noida Police on Sunday concerning the snake venom incident and is scheduled to appear in court, according to reports from news agency ANI.

The popular YouTuber and winner of Bigg Boss OTT2, Elvish Yadav, was interrogated by the Noida Police regarding accusations of using snake venom at rave gatherings. Following a brief interrogation, he was arrested. A circulating video purportedly captures the moment of his arrest by the police, circulating on social media platforms.

Six individuals, including YouTuber Elvish Yadav, were charged under the Wildlife (Protection) Act and Section 120A (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly supplying snake venom for a party in Noida’s Sector 51, which was part of a sting operation conducted by Maneka Gandhi’s People for Animals.

A forensic examination revealed the presence of cobra and krait snake venom in samples seized from the party venue.

People for Animals initiated a sting operation to uncover the exploitation of endangered animals and contacted Elvish Yadav based on information suggesting his involvement in such activities. As per the complaint, Elvish assisted them by providing contacts who facilitated the procurement of snake venom.

Elvish Yadav underwent multiple rounds of questioning regarding the case but denied all allegations.

During the sting operation conducted by People for Animals, nine snakes were discovered at the party venue, all of which had their venom glands extracted. Eight out of the nine snakes were also found to have missing teeth.

The incident of the rave party dates back to November 3 of the previous year, held at a banquet hall in Noida Sector 51. Elvish was reportedly not present at the event.

Elvish Yadav Sent To 14 Days Of Judicial Custody

Yadav was listed among six individuals in a police station’s First Information Report (FIR) for Sector 49, which was submitted on November 3, 2017. The other five suspects, according to officials, were brought into prison but are currently free on bond.

Officials stated that the FIR was filed for criminal conspiracy under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and section 120B of the Indian Penal Code. To conduct additional investigation, the case was subsequently transferred from the Sector 49 police station to the Sector 20 police station.