INDIA: YouTuber Gaurav Taneja was detained by police after his fans flocked to Noida, Uttar Pradesh’s Sector 51 metro station to celebrate his birthday.
Taneja had informed his Instagram followers that he will celebrate his birthday with admirers at the Noida metro station. Thousands of people then flocked to Sector 51 metro station to meet the YouTuber after this.
The surge caused a stampede, however there were no recorded injuries. When the Noida Sector 49 Police arrived, they calmed the crowd.
Metro riders encountered issues because of the sudden influx. The Metro staff also experienced difficulties.
There was a severe traffic jam as event tokens were being handed out under the metro station. However, as soon as they were notified, police cleared the roadways.
The social media influencer was arrested for violating Section 144 of the CrPC shortly after it was implemented.
Before being detained for violating Sections 188 (disobedience to an order validly issued by a public worker) and 241 (punishment for wrongful restraint), Taneja was held in police custody for two hours (IPC). According to sources, Taneja may get bail tonight.