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Fact Check: 2020 Video Of Police Lathi-Charging Lockdown Violators Viral With False Communal Spin


A video of cops chasing and arresting people is being shared on social with a claim that the video shows police thrashing people for raising slogans after Namaz in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur.

The caption of the video read, “कल बाबाजी सहारनपुर को शिमला बना दिये थे।सारी गर्मी निकल गयी थी। अलविदा की नमाज के बाद कुछ लोगों को ज्यादा गर्मी लग गई, लग गए नारे लगाने। फिर बाबा ने सहारनपुर को शिमला कैसे बनाया देख लीजिए।”

(English Translation: Yesterday Babaji turned Saharanpur into Shimla. All the heat is gone. After the goodbye prayers, some people started raising slogans. Then see how Baba made Saharanpur into Shimla.)

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the video is old.

We extracted the keyframes of the video and put them through a Reverse Image Search. The search led us to the same video featured in a report by NDTV dated April 6, 2020.

According to the report, the video is from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh where people flouting lockdown attacked the police when they were asked to follow lockdown protocols.

News 24 also covered the same incident in April 2020. The report mentioned that after the attack, police had to call the backup and a few police personnel were also injured.

According to a News18 report, the incident took place in Karampur Chaudhary village which falls in the Bareilly district and the police detained 40-50 people following the incident.

Hence, from the above fact check, it is clear that the viral video is old and is being shared with a false claim.

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