Elvish Yadav, winner of ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2’, along with five others, have been booked by Noida Police after nine venomous snakes were recovered from their possession.
Hindustan Times reports that they were booked after police recovered 20ml of snake venom and nine poisonous snakes, which they used during rave parties. The complaint was filed by BJP MP Maneka Gandhi’s NGO.
“This is a grade 1 crime, seven years in jail, a wildlife crime. King cobras die when their venom is taken out. Their venom is for digesting food. Without the venom, they can’t eat anything and thus they die. There are very few cobras and pythons in the country. It is a crime to own them, catch them or use them,” Maneka Gandhi said.
In a statement on X, Yadav said, “I will take the responsibility if even 1% of my involvement in this is proved. Media should also stay away from defaming me unless my involvement is probed. Shocked to see such people sitting on such posts. The way she is accusing me, she should be ready for apologising as well.”