Elvish Yadav, the winner of Bigg Boss OTT 2, has spoken out regarding the FIR filed against him in the snake venom supply case, pledging to surrender to the police if found guilty. In a personalized video on YouTube, he addressed the allegations, emphasizing that the incident in question, involving snakes, was part of a video shoot, not illegal activities.
Elvish expressed his concern about the power of media in damaging individuals’ reputations and the lack of accountability. He highlighted that his main endeavors include creating YouTube videos, launching a clothing brand, and trading in the stock market.
“When I woke up I saw the FIR in which it was written that there was Maneka Gandhi’s NGO (People for Animals) who has 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 the name of myself and my family by indulging in all these illegal activities. If I have even one per cent 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 these kinds of work”, said yadav in the video.
He called for a fair and thorough investigation into the case, urging Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the state police to ensure justice.
The UP Police had named Elvish and five others in connection with the alleged supply of snake venom at rave parties. While five of the accused were arrested and placed in judicial custody for 14 days, Elvish Yadav has asserted his innocence, claiming no involvement in the matter in a previous video on Instagram.