DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand police have registered a case against Bobby Kataria, an influencer, whose video of him drinking alcohol and obstructing traffic on Kimadi Road in Dehradun went viral.
Director general of police Ashok Kumar told The New Indian, “A case has been registered against him under sections 510 (Misconduct in public by a drunken person), 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 136 (Harbouring deserter) and 67 of IT Act (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form), 290 (Punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for). Action will be taken against him under the ambit of the law.”
After his video went viral, Uttarakhand DGP Kumar issued instructions to the state police to take appropriate action.
Kataria, who has the habit of ridiculing police, challenged the cops in a social media post. However, the post was later deleted. It was replaced with another post saying that his lawyer would soon be giving representation to the police.
Another video of Kataria is also going viral in which he can be seen smoking inside an aircraft.
Netizens and citizens of Uttarakhand as well as the country expressed their displeasure over the conduct of the influencer. They also appealed to the police to take stringent action against him.
The 34-year-old Kataria, a resident of Gurugram who calls himself ‘Robinhood of Gurgram’, was arrested by Gurugram police in 2017 after he hurled abuses at the police department in a live video and called them corrupt.