Gaurav Taneja, a YouTuber and social media influencer, in a rather unfortunate turn of events, was arrested by the Police after his followers gathered in huge numbers at a metro station in Noida.
The social media influencer had reportedly asked his followers through Instagram to gather for his birthday celebrations following which a huge crowd assembled at Noida Sector 51 metro station, stirring up trouble for the metro authorities and the general public.
Taneja, who runs the YouTube channel ‘Flying Beast’ has over 3.3 million followers on Instagram. He had planned to celebrate his birthday at the Sector 51 Metro Station in Noida. Following his request via Instagram asking followers to gather at the metro station, thousands of people turned up at Sector 51 metro station, resulting in a stampede.
Meanwhile, his wife Ritu Rathee, who has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram, affirmed that she booked an entire metro in which they would be celebrating Taneja's birthday and cutting the cake.
"We will be restricted by the maximum capacity of a Metro given by NMRC. Lekin sabse milege zaroor (But we will meet everyone)," she posted on Instagram yesterday.
Earlier, Taneja aka Flying Beast was first detained for violating the prohibitory orders imposed in Noida, in view of the rising Covid cases. Noida police then arrested him for disobedience to order duly communicated by a public servant.
Hours after his arrest, Gaurav Taneja was trending on Twitter.
Later at night, he posted pictures with his family on social media handles and thanked his fans for the birthday wishes.
Gaurav Taneja who is popularly known as Flying Beast is one of the most renowned YouTubers in India with millions of subscribers across his three YouTube channels - 'Flying Beast', 'Fit Muscle TV' and 'Rasbhari Ke Papa' where he makes fitness-related videos as well as his daily life vlogs and live streams.
He is a civil engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, and he is currently pursuing law at the faculty of law, Delhi University.
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