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Snake venom confirmed at rave party attended by Bigg Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav

Updated on: 17 February,2024 08:06 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Bigg Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav has once again made headlines for all the wrong reason. The Forensic department has confirmed snake venom at rave party attended by the Youtuber

Snake venom confirmed at rave party attended by Bigg Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav

Elvish Yadav

The forensic reports of samples collected from a suspected rave party linked to a prominent YouTuber and Bigg Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav have been confirmed as venom of snake species, officials of the Noida Police said on Friday. The samples were sent to a forensic laboratory in Jaipur, Rajasthan shortly after the November 3, 2023 incident and their results were received by the police here a few days ago, an officer privy to the probe said.

"The results of the forensic reports of the sample have confirmed that the substances found from the party spot were indeed venom of cobra and krait species of snakes as was suspected initially in the case," the officer told PTI.

Six people, including YouTuber Elvish Yadav, were booked under provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act and IPC Section 120A (criminal conspiracy) for allegedly providing snake venom for the suspected rave party at a banquet hall in Noida's Sector 51 on November 3 last year. While five of those named in the FIR were arrested, Yadav was questioned in the matter but not arrested. According to police, Yadav, who was not present at the party, is being investigated on charges of providing venom for the event.

After his name cropped up in the case, the 26-year-old YouTuber took to social media to refute the charges against him, dubbing them "baseless, fake and not even 1 per cent true".

In its probe, the veterinary department here found that venom glands were missing in all nine snakes, including five cobras, that were rescued on November 3 from the possession of the accused persons, Dr Nikhil Varshney, who headed the probe committee, had told PTI. "Also, teeth were missing in eight of the nine snakes that were rescued," according to Varshney.

What Elvish said about the accusations: 

In November, when news came of his involvement in the case, Elvish took to Instagram, where he shared his statement in Hindi: “I woke up to news that Elvish Yadav has been arrested. Elvish Yadav has been caught with drugs etc. These things that are being spread against me. All these accusations against me are baseless. These are all fake. There is not even a single percent of truth in it. I am willing to cooperate with the UP Police.” 

He said that if he has even a percentage of involvement, he is ready to take the blame. “I would request UP Police, Honourable Chief Minister and Yogi Adityanath ji that if I am even caught with 1 per cent of involvement then I am ready to take all responsibility on me and I request the media, if you don't have all evidence against me please don't spoil name. I have no links with all the accusations made. If it’s proved then I am ready to take the blame,” he said.

(with inputs from PTI)

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