A video is doing rounds on social media in which former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav can be seen being held by cops.
The text on the video suggests that Yadav was arrested by UP Police on the orders of CM Yogi Adityanath as he (Akhilesh) was protesting against the scrapping of Article 370.
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above video, we found that the claim attached to the video is false.
On running the video through InVid, we extracted keyframes of the video. On putting the keyframes through Reverse Image Search, we came across the same video dated March 9th, 2011 on Times Now’s official YouTube channel.
The incident was from Lucknow when Samajwadi Party was protesting against then UP Chief Minister Mayawati led government. Akhilesh Yadav was arrested from the Lucknow airport.
Hence, the above information proves that the claim attached to the viral video is FAKE.
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