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Badshah confessed to buying Rs 72 Lakh fake views says Mumbai Police; rapper denies

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Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia popularly known by his rapper name, Badhsah, is a 34 year old Indian rapper, Bollywood singer and songwriter .

Badshah was accused by Mumbai Police that the rapper has confessed of buying view on YouTube for Rs 72 lakh INR with an intention to set a world record for most views in 24 hours. The video being questioned was for his song “Pagal Hai”.

The rapper is questioned in connection to a racket that sells fake followers and views to social media influencers. He has denied all the allegations.

Badshah was summoned by Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) to be questioned about this racket. He was reported to be questioned for nine hours by CIU. The probe began when singer Bhumi Trivedi found her fake profile on social media and complained to the police.

Deputy Commissioner of police, Nandkumar Thakur, told Mumbai Mirror, “The singer confessed that he wanted to set a world record for most number of viewers in 24 hours on YouTube. That is why he paid Rs 72 lakh to this company.”

Apart from Pagal Hai, we are also scrutinising his other songs posted on social media,” another official told.

Badshah on the allegations

Badshah has denied the allegations. “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,” he said in a statement. “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.”

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