ON CAMERA: Man offers beer to Kanwariyas on road in UP's Aligarh; arrested after video goes viral

ON CAMERA: Man offers beer to Kanwariyas on road in UP's Aligarh; arrested after video goes viral

The video was reportedly shot in front of Devatroy Hospital located on Ramghat Road in Aligarh on Thursday. As the video of the case went viral on social media, the police took immediate action and filed a case against the accused man.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11:44 AM IST
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ON CAMERA: Man offers beer to Kanwariyas on road in UP's Aligarh; arrested after video goes viral |

In a video that surfaced on the internet, a man was seen offering beer cans to Kanwariyas walking on the road in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. Several videos of him giving out the alcoholic beverage to the Kanwar pilgrims have gone viral on social media.

In the purported video, several yatris could be seen walking on the busy road while the man offered beer cans to them. Some of them refused it, while few came forward and took the cans. The man can also be seen saying that 'these cans are for free, take'em all.'

Police reacted immediately as video went viral

This video was reportedly shot in front of Devatroy Hospital located on Ramghat Road in Aligarh on Thursday. As the video of the case went viral on social media, the police took immediate action and filed a case against the accused man.

The cops later arrested the man. An FIR under relevant sections of the excise act has been registered at Korsi police station. The excise department took action against the shopkeeper on how so much beer was sold at once. Besides, the police also recovered a motorcycle and 14 cans of beer in the incident.

One motorcycle, 14 beer cans seized and accused arrested: Aligarh Police

"Aligarh police arrested a person namely Yogesh after a video of him distributing beer to Kanwariyas went viral A motorcycle,14 beer cans seized. Excise Dept took action against the shopkeeper for selling beer in excess quantity to a person said," CO Aligarh police.

About Kanwariyas

A large number of pilgrims, called Kanwariya, cover the distance from a river to Shiv temples on foot. They carry the water from rivers in containers and dispense it at major Shiva temples, such as Augarnath temple in Meerut and Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi.

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