YouTuber Paras Singh gets bail
Former Arunachal MP and sitting Pasighat MLA Ninong Ering (left); YouTuber Paras Singh (right)

Itanagar: The Ludhiana Police has taken YouTuber Paras Singh into custody on the case related to use of racial slur against former Arunachal Pradesh MP and sitting Congress legislator from Pasighat Ninong Ering and inciting ill will and hatred towards the people of the frontier state.

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Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju took to social media to share the development on Tuesday.

“Punjab Police rigorously searched & taken Paras Singh under custody. Arunachal Pradesh Police is reaching Punjab. I’ve spoken to Police Commisioner of Lidhiana for urgent Judicial process for transit remand as it’s inter-state arrest so that he can be brought to Arunachal Pradesh,” Rijiju said.

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The union minister further said that “the home ministry had already issued strong advisories to all States and UTs to ensure the protection and dignity of the North-East people.”

Police officials in the state, however, refused to comment on the matter.

Special Investigation Team SP Rohit Rajbeer Singh said a team of Arunachal Pradesh Police are en route to Ludhiana and they should reach the city by evening on Tuesday, adding that more information on the case would be shared as and when available.

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Paras Singh, who goes by the name ‘Paras Official’ on his YouTube channel, has allegedly termed “Ering as a non-Indian and Arunachal Pradesh, a part of China,” in one of his videos posted on Sunday.

Paras made the comments while reacting to a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Ering recently, wherein the latter had asked the PM to ban the re-launch of PUBG Mobile India’s new avatar Battlegrounds Mobile India.

Ering had reasoned that the game was aimed at deceiving the government and citizens and should be banned in the country.

The former MP had also said that “re-launching the game was a mere illusion and a trick to collect user data of the citizens, including children and transfer it to foreign companies and the Chinese government.”

On Monday, State director general of police R P Upadhyaya told EastMojo that the whereabouts of Singh have been traced by the Punjab police and he will be brought to justice soon.

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