YouTuber Bobby Kataria is expected to be detained shortly after a court in Dehradun issued a non-bailable warrant against him over a video that depicts him drinking while seated on a chair in the middle of a busy road in the capital of Uttarakhand.
“Teams are being sent to Haryana and other locations to arrest him,” SHO, Dehradun Cantt., told news agency ANI.
Uttarakhand | A Dehradun court issued a non-bailable warrant against YouTuber Bobby Kataria for drinking alcohol while sitting on a chair & stopping traffic in middle of the road. Teams are being sent to Haryana & other locations to arrest him: SHO, Dehradun Cantt
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— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) August 19, 2022
On July 28, Kataria shared a video of himself drinking alcohol on a popular Dehradun street. The video quickly went viral and incited irate responses from online users. He could be seen in the video consuming booze while perched on a chair in the centre of the street.
It says in the title of the video, which has a “Road apne baap ki” background score, “It’s time to delight on the roads.” On Instagram, Kataria has 6.3 lakh followers.
The Uttarakhand Police launched an investigation into Haryana’s Gurgaon resident Kataria as soon as the video got viral.
It should be noted that Kataria has already been detained for allegedly smoking inside a passenger plane. The Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was alerted to the video by various Twitter users, who pledged to take action against him. That video too sparked irate responses on social media.
Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.