Chennai, May 30 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu police on Monday arrested noted You Tuber Karthik Gopinath for collecting money from the public under the guise of renovating a temple in Perambalur district. Karthik was running a YouTube Channel ‘Elaya Bharatham’.
He was produced before a Judicial magistrate court and is remanded in judicial custody.
According to Avadi Police Commissioner, Karthik had through his YouTube channel requested public to donate funds through a fundraiser site for the renovation of statues in the Arulmigu Madhura Kaliamman temple in Siruvachar, Perambalur district.
The temple authorities who came to know of the appeal complained to the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) officials about the request made by Karthik Gopinath without taking permission from the temple authorities.
The HR&CE officials lodged a police complaint and the You Tuber was arrested and produced before the Judicial magistrate court.
Police said that Karthik Gopinath had used the collected money for his personal use.