Patna, March 18: Manish Kashyap, a well-known YouTuber from Bihar, was detained on Saturday morning. The Bihar and Tamil Nadu police have filed many charges against him for allegedly creating bogus films of Bihari migrant labourers in the southern state. The third arrest in this case occurred today.
After the Bihar Police and its Economic Offenses Unit arrived at his residence to seize his property, Kashyap was apprehended at the Jagdishpur police station in Bettiah in the West Champaran district. He later turned himself up. He is charged with disseminating fake and deceptive movies regarding Bihar citizens working in Tamil Nadu.
“Kashyap, wanted by Bihar Police and Tamil Nadu Police in fake news matter of labourers issue in the southern state, surrendered before the police on Saturday fearing arrest and attachment of his belongings,” a statement issued by the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police said.
Bihar | Youtuber Manish Kashyap, accused of circulating misleading and hysterical video of residents of Bihar working in Tamil Nadu, surrendered at Jagdishpur police station in Bettiah due to raids by Bihar Police and EOU: Bihar Police pic.twitter.com/GeH1rSzS2W
— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2023
On the grounds of ‘engaging in distributing false footage of migrants being killed and beaten up in Tamil Nadu on social media,’ the EOU has filed three complaints against Kashyap and others.
After obtaining arrest warrants for Manish Kashyap and Yuvraj Singh Rajput on March 15, the state police established a special squad and carried out raids in neighbouring states to apprehend them.
“Six teams constituted by the EOU along with Patna and Champaran Police were continuously conducting raids on his locations at various places and hideouts since yesterday (Friday). He surrendered at Jagdishpur police station of Bettiah on Saturday, fearing arrest and other legal action,” police said in a statement.
All of Manish Kashyap’s bank accounts were frozen earlier when the authorities discovered evidence of financial irregularities against him (also known as Tripurari Kumar Tiwari). Authorities had also accused him of tweeting a phoney photo of his arrest on his official Twitter account in order to propagate false information.
On March 6, the EOU filed its first FIR in the matter and detained four people, including Kashyap.
Aman Kumar from Jamui has already been taken into custody by EOU investigators as part of their investigation into the first Complaint. Aman Kumar, Rakesh Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh Rajput, and Manish Kashyap were among those listed in the FIR.