NEW DELHI: The Noida Police, currently investigating the snake-venom case involving YouTuber and ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2’ winner Elvish Yadav, has uncovered a diary containing records of approximately 60 rave parties organised in the National Capital Region (NCR) by the five accused persons.
According to a source privy to the ongoing investigation, the diary was seized from snake charmer and smuggler Rahul Yadav, the primary accused in the case. The diary entries reveal details of 60 such parties held across the Delhi-NCR region, with a list of over 60 contact numbers associated with the organisation of these events.
“We found entries in the red diary. There are around sixty numbers and a list of over 60 contact numbers in the register who are involved in organising rave parties,” shared an insider with The New Indian.
Rahul Yadav, during the second round of questioning by the police, confirmed the information present in the diary, admitting to their involvement in organising the rave parties. He disclosed that over 60 such events were conducted in the NCR region.
The Noida Police is now investigating the mobile numbers listed in the diary. Elvish was earlier questioned for three hours and subsequently summoned for a second round of questioning, which he failed to attend citing health reasons. The police are considering issuing a fresh summon to him.
However, when contacted regarding the case, Noida Police officials declined to come on record. Nonetheless, sources suggested that Haryanvi Singer Rahul Fazalpuria may also be called in for questioning. The case has witnessed several developments, initially beginning with the Sector 49 Police Station in Noida and later being transferred to Sector 20 Police Station.
As of now, the police have recovered 11 snakes, and nine of them were released into the forest with court permission.
For the unversed, Elvish Yadav has been mentioned in the FIR filed by the Animal welfare NGO, People for Animals (PFA), founded by BJP leader Maneka Gandhi. The senior leader had condemned such acts and also assured that if Elvish was involved in the case, he would be punished accordingly. Gandhi said that she had urged the Gurugram Police to register an FIR against the YouTuber, however, she claimed that the officials there did not register the case despite a complaint being lodged.
Earlier this month, an official from the PFA had registered an FIR against the YouTuber and five others with the Noida Police, accusing them of smuggling exotic snakes and distributing illicit snake venom at rave parties across NCR.