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Fact Check: No, UP Police did not issue any AIDS-related warning, the viral post is fake

A post getting viral on social media states that UP Police has issued a warning that if some people come to your house and offer free tests of sugar or BP, contact the police immediately as these people belong to a terrorist group. They inject AIDS virus in your body through injections. Vishvas News investigated and found that UP Police did not issue any such warning and has asked people to beware of such fake messages.

Claim

A post shared on Facebook by a user named Sumant Bhattacharya captions: Do not ignore this warning by UP Police. Maintain brotherhood among people. The post also shows an image which states that UP Police has issued a warning that if some people come to your house and offer free tests of sugar or BP, contact the police immediately as these people belong to a terrorist group. They inject AIDS virus in your body through injections.

Investigation

Vishvas News observed the image carefully. We found the name of UP Police written on it. The font of the ‘UP Police’ text seemed to be different from the content of the post.

We further investigated and searched more about UP Police on the Twitter handle of UPPolice Fact Check. We found a tweet dated November 3 from the twitter handle of Jaunpur Police. This tweet was retweeted by the twitter handle of UPPolice Fact Check.

In the tweet, it was mentioned that a misleading message is circulating in the name of UP Police and UP Police rubbishes the claim of the post. In the tweet, it was further requests people not to share such post.  

We also got the same tweet from the Twitter handle of Noida, Devariya, Sambhal, Pilibhit, Sonbhadra and Balrampur police.

The message is not only circulating on Facebook but also on other social media platforms including Twitter.

We also found a tweet from the official Twitter handle of Bareilly police. They also call it a misleading post.

Vishvas News spoke to the PRO of UP Police, Vivek Tripathi regarding the viral message. He said that the post viral in the name of UP Police is fake. UP Police has appealed to the people that they should not circulate the viral message.

In the end, Vishvas News scanned the profile of the Facebook user Sumant Bhattacharya. We found that 11,898 users follow this user.

Conclusion

Vishvas News investigated and found that the post viral in the name of UP Police is fake. UP Police did not issue any such warning.

  • Claim Review : UP Police issues an AIDS-related warning
  • Claimed By : FB User: Sumant Bhattacharya
  • Fact Check : False
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