On the matter relating to the FIR filed against YouTuber Elvish Yadav in the snake venom supply case, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday that he has no influence on the case proceedings and emphasized that the police would take action if Elvish is found guilty.
“The police will take action in the case. We don’t have any say in this. If he (Elvish Yadav) is at fault, then he will be punished,” said Mr Khattar.
Mr Khattar had shared the stage with Elvish Yadav during his fan meet, where the Haryana CM congratulated the YouTuber for his victory in Bigg Boss OTT-season 2.
Mr Khattar received a major backlash on social media after this event, as netizens questioned the Haryana CM for not felicitating sports icons from Haryana with such honor and celebrations.
An FIR was filed against six people, including Elvish, for allegedly supplying snake venom at a rave party in Noida.
The YouTuber has denied his involvement in the supply of snake venom at the rave party.
Elvish, in a personalized YouTube video on Saturday, denied charges against him, saying that he is ready to surrender if found to be involved in the matter.
“When I woke up, I saw the FIR in which it was written that Maneka Gandhi’s NGO (People for Animals) had 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 my name and my family’s name by indulging in all these illegal activities. If I have even one percent 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 this kind of work,” Elvish said.
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