ITANAGAR: A local Court here on Saturday remanded Punjab-based YouTuber Paras Singh to six-day judicial custody, a senior police officer informed.
The social media influencer was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court at Yupia, near here, during the day.
"The court remanded him to six days judicial custody. He will be lodged at Jully Jail during the period. Further action, whatever is to be taken will be decided by the court," SP of Special Investigating Team (SIT) of state police Rohit Rajbir Singh informed.
The CJM) court on Friday sent the Punjab-based YouTuber to one-day police custody to investigate the matter of racial remarks he had made against senior Congress MLA Ninong Ering and the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Paras was brought to Itanagar from Ludhiana in Punjab by an SIT team late Thursday night.
The 3-member SIT team led by inspector Techi Vijay consisted of constables G L Ray and Aman Kumar Meena.
The SP informed that Paras during interrogation revealed that he has different accounts on YouTube, both of which were created to "generate quick money".
"The account with the channel name 'Paras Official' with 4.68 lakh subscribers is used for showing tips, tricks, and informing his subscribers about the new skins of games like Call Off Duty (COD) mobile and PUBG un-boxing videos while the other titled 'Paras Gamers' with 3.94 lakh subscribers are used to live stream PUBG in YouTube," the SP added.
Both the accounts of the social media influencer are monetized by YouTube and he earns anywhere between Rs 20000-25000 in a month.
"The YouTuber during the questioning also disclosed that the controversial video, against which a case has now been registered, was made by him to gain widespread attention and views so that his monetary income could be maximized," the SP said.
The SIT has seized one laptop, one tablet and three mobiles from the YouTuber's possession for further investigation, the SP added.
The Arunachal Pradesh government on Monday last filed a case against the YouTuber for making racial remarks against Ering and inciting ill will and hatred towards the people of the state.
Paras made the comments while reacting to a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Ering 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.