Indian police briefly arrested YouTuber Gaurav Taneja (Flying Beast) after his followers thronged a metro station to celebrate his birthday.
The incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida.
Taneja allegedly through Instagram told his followers that he would celebrate his birthday at the Noida metro station among fans.
Following this, thousands of people reached the Sector 51 metro station to meet the YouTuber.
There was a stampede due to the rush, but no casualties were reported.
The Noida Sector 49 Police reached the spot and pacified the people.
Due to the sudden rush, passengers travelling via metro faced trouble.
Metro employees also had a hard time. As tokens for the event were being distributed under the metro station, there was a massive traffic jam.
The police imposed Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed and the social media influencer was taken into custody for the violation of Section 144.
Taneja was kept in police custody for two hours before he was arrested under Section 241 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and Section 188 (disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Couple of hours after his arrest he was released on bail.