More trouble is brewing for social media influencer Bobby Kataria as he continues to evade the long arm of the law. Uttarakhand Police on Thursday said that they could announce a bounty of ₹25000 on him if he continues to evade arrest.
Ashok Kumar, Director General of Uttarakhand Police, said, “No one can evade the law of the land. An FIR has been registered against him. A warrant has already been issued by the honourable court. If he continues to evade arrest, we will move ahead to attach his properties and announce a bounty to catch him.”
Multiple teams are already looking for him in Gurugram in Haryana and other probable locations to arrest him.
Last week, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court of Dehradun had already issued a non-bailable warrant against him.
A case has already been registered against him after his video of drinking alcohol while blocking traffic on a road in Dehradun went viral.
The case has been registered against him under sections 510 (Misconduct in public by a drunken person), 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 136 (Harbouring deserter) and 67 of the IT Act (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and 290 (Punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for).
After his video went viral, DGP Kumar issued instructions to the state police to take appropriate action. Following this, Kataria challenged the police in a social media post. The post was later deleted and replaced with another post saying that his lawyer would soon be giving representation to the police.
Another video of Kataria is also going viral in which he can be seen smoking inside of an aircraft.
Netizens, citizens of Uttarakhand as well as the country, expressed their displeasure over the conduct of the influencer, appealing to the police to take action against him.
In 2017, Kataria, a resident of Gurugram who calls himself ‘Robinhood of Gurgram’, was arrested by Gurugram police after the 34-year-old hurled abuse at the police department in his live video and called them corrupt.