Who is Gaurav Taneja aka Flying Beast? All you need to know about the arrested YouTuber

Gaurav Taneja has 3.3M followers on Instagram and 7.58M subscribers on YouTube

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, July 09, 2022, 10:40 PM IST
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YouTuber Gaurav Taneja was arrested on Saturday after his followers thronged the Sector 51 metro station in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida to celebrate his birthday, reported India Today.

On Friday, Taneja through Instagram told his fans that an entire NMRC metro coach has been booked to celebrate his birthday, and fans are welcomed to join the celebration.

Following this, thousands of fans reached the Sector 51 metro station to meet the YouTuber, popularly known as Flying Beast.

According to the report, a stampede-like occurred at the station due to the massive crowd. However, no casualties were reported.

The Noida Sector 49 Police immediately reached the spot and pacified the people.

Later, the police imposed Section 144 of the CrPC and Taneja was taken into custody for its violation.

The YouTuber 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).

Know more about Gaurav Taneja:

A Civil Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, Taneja is currently pursuing Law at the Faculty of Law, Delhi University.

He is currently one of the most popular YouTubers in the country 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 has also collaborated with many big YouTubers such as Mumbiker Nikhil and Technical Guruji.

According to some reports, which couldn’t be verified independently, his net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.

He has 3.3M followers on Instagram and 7.58M subscribers on YouTube.

Recently, netizens trolled the YouTuber on Twitter after he said havan is a natural antidote to pollution.

In a tweet on May 1, Taneja had written, “Grah Pravesh Pooja. Hinduism is a science based way of life. On 3 dec 1984, two families remained unaffected from Bhopal gas leak. They performed regular Agnihotra (Havan), which is a natural antidote to pollution.”

Taneja’s tweet immediately went viral with thousands of people liking it and retweeting it. But his claims regarding Havan being a natural antidote to pollution did not go well with several people and many of them even shared their thoughts in the comments section.

A Twitter user wrote, “Iit se hi ho na? Hinduism is great way of life. Completely agreed. Havan an antitode of pollution. Are you serious?”

However, just like there are two sides to a coin, there were also people who came out in support of the Youtuber.

“Sad part of all the replies here are seeing Hindus mocking their own Vedic science. They feel mocking Vedic science makes them look intelligent.. Reason why we have been slaves to west and tribal invaders,” a user wrote on Twitter.

(With ANI inputs)

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