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Fact Check: Man Talking About Criminalisation of Politics in This Video is NOT IPS Officer Shailjakant Mishra


A video of a man talking about how criminals participate in elections has gone viral on social media with a claim that he is IPS Officer Shailjakant Mishra.

The Facebook caption reads: “देश मे पहली बार कोई IPS ऑफिसर ने ऐसी हिम्मत की है,एकदम सत्य ,निपक्ष्य,निडर वक्तव्य कहा है|उसे कोटी कोटी वन्दन.” (English translation: For the first time in the country, an IPS officer has taken such courage, has said absolutely true, fair and fearless statement. Millions of salute to him.)

The text embedded in the video reads: He is Shailjakant Mishra, IPS Officer, Lucknow Police. Hats off his depth of knowledge.

The video can be seen here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.

Closely observing the video, we found a watermark of ‘nitishrajpute’.

With the help of a keyword search, we identified the same video of Nitish Rajput on his YouTube Channel, dated July 26, 2020, talking about politicians with criminal charges.

The same video was also present on Nitish Rajput’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter handle.

As per his Twitter bio, he is a video creator, an entrepreneur and author of The Broken Pillars of Democracy.

But searching for IPS Officer Shailjakant Mishra, we found that he is a retired IPS Officer.

Hence, it is clear that the man in the video talking about the criminalisation of politics is not IPS Shailjakant Mishra but a video creator named Nitish Rajput.

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