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Gurugram Police take legal action against Elvish Yadav and Fazilpuria

Gurugram district police registered a case against Bigg Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav and singer Rahul Yadav for using rare species of snakes in music videos. The case has been filed under the Cruelty to Animals Act and Section 294 of the IPC at the Badshahpur police station following a court order on Thursday.

Satish Deshwal, SHO of Badshahpur police station, confirmed, “Based on the court order, a case was registered against Elvish Yadav and Rahul Yadav on Saturday. However, both of them have not been arrested. Further proceedings are underway.” The next hearing is scheduled for April 10, where the compliance report will be submitted.

The complaint was filed by Saurabh Gupta of People for Animals (PFA) in November last year, alleging the illegal use of rare snake species in music videos without proper permissions. Gupta also raised concerns about threats from wildlife smuggling gangs and forwarded a letter to authorities regarding the issue.

In response to the complaint, the court issued a notice to Yadav and Fazilpuria, directing Gurugram Police to investigate. The controversy began in January 2023 when Yadav released a music video featuring interactions with snakes. Yadav had recently received bail in an assault case involving YouTuber Maxtern on March 23.

The case highlights the importance of following regulations and ethical standards when using animals in entertainment content. Authorities are actively addressing the issue to ensure the protection of rare species and prevent illegal activities in the entertainment industry.


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