Snake Venom Case: YouTuber Elvish Yadav arrested, Court sends Jail

Elvish Yadav

YouTuber Elvish Yadav on Sunday was arrested by Noida police in connection with a probe into the suspected use of snake venom as a recreational drug at a party in Noida last year.

Surajpur Court later sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

In November last year Noida Police had filed an FIR against six persons, including Elvish Yadav , under provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Indian Penal Code sections 120B (party to criminal conspiracy), 284 (negligent conduct related to poison that endangers human safety) and 289 (negligent conduct with respect to animals).

The other five accused, identified as snake charmers, were arrested in November last year and are now out on bail.

On Sunday Yadav was arrested after police added charges under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the case.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Vidya Sagar Mishra told media that “Elvish Yadav was called for questioning in the case. He was arrested after adequate evidence, including those linked to the NDPS Act, was found in the case. Further investigation is underway,”

The case pertains to the police raid at a party in Noida on November 3, during which police found snake venom used for intoxication by the guests.

Last year on November 3 five people were arrested from a banquet hall in Sector 51, and nine snakes, including five cobras, were rescued from their possession, while 20 ml of suspected snake venom was also seized.

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