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Fact Check: This video of policemen falling off an e-rickshaw is from Rajasthan, not Uttar Pradesh

Vishvas News in its investigation found that the claim is made with the video is false. This video is not from Uttar Pradesh but from Rajasthan.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: October 4, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News) – A video is going viral on social media, in which an e-rickshaw can be seen overturning on a flooded road. There are some policemen sitting in this e-rickshaw who fall when the e-rickshaw overturns. It is being claimed with the post that the video is from Uttar Pradesh. Vishvas News in its investigation found that the claim being made with the video is false. This video is not from Uttar Pradesh but from Rajasthan.

What’s in the viral post?

Sharing the video, Facebook page Anti Bhakts wrote, उत्तर प्रदेश में विकास की गंगा के बीच पुलिस वाले की गाड़ी पलट गई।।😀😀😀 देखो देश का सबसे स्मार्ट राज उत्तर प्रदेश का हाल।।।”.

View the archived version of the post here.

Investigation

To begin our investigation, we first investigated the matter with a keyword search. We found a tweet from Uttar Pradesh Police saying that this video is from Dausa in Rajasthan and not from Uttar Pradesh.

After this, we searched the screenshots of this video on Google reverse image along with keywords likes “Dausa e-rickshaw overturns”. We found this video in a news report filed on Navbharat times. According to the article, the incident happened in Dausa in Rajasthan.

We found this video in a news article on www.bhaskar.com. According to the news, the incident happened in Bandikui town of Dausa district.

Vishvas News contacted a Dainik Jagran’s Jaipur correspondent Narendra Sharma in this regard. He also confirmed that the video is from Dausa.

In the end, we scanned the page Anti Bhakts. We found that the page is followed by 23,452 people on Facebook.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found that the claim is made with the video is false. This video is not from Uttar Pradesh but from Rajasthan.

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