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Fact Check: This video of petrol pump that caught fire is not from Haryana

Vishvas News investigated and found that the video is not from Haryana. This video is from Iran and falsely passed off as from India.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: July 16, 2021

Vishvas News (New Delhi): A video is going viral on social media, in which a man on a motorcycle can be seen setting a petrol pump on fire. As per the claim, the video is from Haryana, where a man upset over rising petrol prices sets a petrol pump on fire. Vishvas News investigated and found that the video is not from Haryana. This video is from Iran and falsely passed off as from India.

Claim

Facebook user Bablu Yadav shared a video with a claim that reads, “Was troubled by the rising price of oil, ran away after burning a petrol pump in Haryana.”

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Investigation

Vishvas News searched the internet on whether any incident of burning of any petrol pump in Haryana has come to light recently. We could not find any concrete information on any authentic media outlet.

We used Invid to extract the keywords of the video. On performing Google reverse image search using appropriate keywords, we found this video in a flipped form on some Facebook and Instagram pages. That is, the petrol pump is seen on the left in the viral video. In the video uploaded on Iranian Facebook pages in June, the petrol pump is on the right. That is, this video has been flipped and made viral.

Now we did a Google reverse image search again of the screengrabs of the original video. We found a news from https://www.yjc.news/ in which a thumb image of the viral video was used. According to the news, this incident is of June 10, when a youth had set a petrol pump to fire after a fight between a youth and a petrol pump worker in Rafsanjan, Iran. We found this news along with the thumb image of this video on many other Iranian news websites.

For more information, Vishvas News contacted Sunil Jha, Haryana Digital Incharge of Dainik Jagran. He told us that no such incident has happened in Haryana in the recent past. This video is not from Haryana.

Now it was time to scan the profile of the user ‘Bablu Yadav’ who shared the post on Facebook. On scanning the profile, we found that the user is a resident of Surat, Gujarat.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found that the video is not from Haryana. This video is from Iran and falsely passed off as from India.

  • Claim Review : Was troubled by the rising price of oil, ran away after burning a petrol pump in Haryana.
  • Claimed By : Bablu Yadav
  • Fact Check : False
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