Elvish’s bail delayed by lawyers’ strike

Yadav’s arrest follows summoning for questioning on Sunday, leading to subsequent legal action. He faces charges under sections 284, 289, and 120B, and the Wildlife Protection Act.

| Updated: 19 March, 2024 4:44 pm IST
Elvish Yadav

NEW DELHI: Elvis Yadav’s bail hearing, scheduled for today at Greater Noida jail, was postponed due to a lawyers’ strike, resulting in his extended stay in custody on Tuesday. Yadav, reportedly admitting his involvement, faces allegations tied to a snake venom case under the NDPS Act, as confirmed by Noida Police, citing substantial evidence against him.

Noida Police apprehended Yadav following a comprehensive investigation and extensive questioning. The case, initiated last year with an FIR filed at Sector 39 Police Station, involved Yadav’s alleged role in facilitating snakes for a rave party, as per the complaint lodged by Gaurav Gupta, an Animal Welfare Official associated with Maneka Gandhi’s NGO PFA. Five individuals were previously arrested in connection with the incident.

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Yadav’s arrest follows summoning for questioning on Sunday, leading to subsequent legal action. He faces charges under sections 284, 289, and 120B, and the Wildlife Protection Act. Authorities are currently probing additional suspects linked to the case, with further arrests anticipated.

Expressing relief over the police action, Gupta emphasized feeling insecure and facing potential threats to his life due to his involvement in the case. The FIR lodged against Yadav and the subsequent arrests stemmed from allegations of supplying snakes for unlawful purposes, highlighting concerns surrounding wildlife protection and illegal activities.

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As legal proceedings unfold and investigations continue, the case sheds light on the collaboration between law enforcement agencies and animal welfare organizations in addressing wildlife-related crimes, underscoring the importance of vigilance and proactive measures to combat such offences.

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