Badshah denies allegations levelled against him in fake followers case
Music producer and rapper Badshah was interrogated by Mumbai crime branch on Friday in the fake followers scam. A per a report in PTI, Badshah reached the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) around 12.30 pm and came out of the CIU office around 9.45 at night. Officials claimed Badshah admitted to the Mumbai police that he had paid Rs 72 lakh to purchase around 7.2 crore views, in order to set a world record for most YouTube views in the first 24 hours. Reportedly it was for the song ‘Yeh Ladki Pagal Hai’.
Badshah had issued a statement yesterday after he was questioned by the police. He denied all the allegations levelled against him.
He wrote in his statement, “Following the summons, I have spoken to the Mumbai Police. I have aided the officials in their investigation by cooperating and carrying out the due diligence on my part. I’ve categorically denied all the allegations levelled against me and made it clear that I was never involved in such practices, nor do I condone them.”
“The investigation procedure is being executed in accordance with the law and I have complete faith in the authorities, who are handling this matter. I’d like to thank all those who have conveyed their concern to me. It means a lot to me,” he added.
The racket came into light after Bollywood singer Bhumi Trivedi found that somebody had created her fake profile on social media and she complained about it to the police. Police found out the racket which creates fake social media profiles and sells fake followers and likes to celebrities and influencers. Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were also accused of buying fake followers on social media. Reportedly, both are likely to be summoned by the Mumbai Police in this matter.