Two Hyderabad men served liquor to poor laborers for TikTok popularity, gets arrested

Two men from Hyderabad served liquor to a group of persons during the lockdown. They attempted to attain the limelight by filming it.

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated: Apr 14, 2020 17:06 IST

Tags: India Corona
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Duo arrested by excise officials

The two men were identified as Nitin and Sanju Kumar, who were serving liquor in Champapet of Hyderabad to a group of people during the lockdown while filming it to gain social media attention. Unfortunately, their video led to their arrest on Monday after the Press Information Bureau (PIB) alerted excise minister V Srinivas Goud. 
After arrest, the duo was interrogated by the police when they revealed that they had made a video of the act of serving liquor with an intention to gain popularity on Social media platforms like TikTok and others.

TikTok popularity

In the video, the 2 men approached laborers sitting outside local wine and country liquor shops and offering drinks. The duo was seen serving small pegs to each of them. When they were asked for more, the duo was seen saying that they need to serve everyone. "They confessed that they were inspired by a similar video made by someone in Jalandhar,” said the officials. Protection Status