Delhi cop was not throwing a stone; here’s the truth behind this viral picture

Amid the violence in Delhi, a picture of a police official throwing stone is making rounds on social media and it has been claimed that the picture is from Delhi.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found that the claim attached to the picture is false.

On putting the picture through simple Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture on the official website of Getty images.

Police throw stones towards protesters during demonstrations against India’s new citizenship law in Lucknow on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the caption, the above picture was taken on December 19, 2019 during anti-CAA demonstration in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the picture in question is not a recent one and it is actually from Lucknow and not Delhi.

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