In a recent turn of events, Gurugram Police apprehended a 24-year-old man in connection with the extortion calls made to Elvish Yadav, the winner of Big Boss OTT 2. Elvish had reported receiving WhatsApp messages demanding sums of ₹40 lakh and later ₹1 crore, prompting him to file a case. Police swiftly investigated the matter, leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Suspect Motive Revealed
Speaking about the arrest, ACP Crime Branch, Varun Dahiya, stated, “Gurugram Police, with cooperation from Gujarat Police, has arrested Shakir Makrani, a resident of Vadnagar. He was influenced by Yadav; to earn money, he made this plan to make extortion calls.” The motive behind the extortion was linked to the suspect’s desire for financial gain, influenced by Elvish Yadav’s popularity.
Regarding Elvish Yadav’s safety, ACP Dahiya assured, “Gurugram Police will be coordinating with him in connection with the matter,” indicating the police’s commitment to ensuring the safety and cooperation of the YouTube celebrity during the investigation.
Gurugram Police arrests a man from Gujarat in connection with extortion call to Big Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav
Varun Dahiya ACP Crime Branch says, “Gurugram Police with cooperation from Gujarat Police has arrested one Shakir Makrani, a resident of Vadnagar. He was… pic.twitter.com/nvEtkjbtRe
— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2023
Elvish Yadav’s Background
Elvish Yadav, hailing from Gurugram, gained immense popularity since his YouTube debut. With two YouTube channels boasting millions of subscribers, he recently clinched the winner’s trophy on Bigg Boss OTT 2, making history as the first wild card contestant to achieve this feat. Despite his success, he faced challenges, including negative publicity and online trolling, leading him to express his desire to part with his Bigg Boss winner’s trophy.
This incident sheds light on the complexities of online fame and the challenges faced by popular personalities, highlighting the importance of safety and security measures in the digital age.