Fact Check: Here’s the truth behind this picture of a man insulting the national flag

A picture of a man draped in a Pakistani flag and standing on an Indian flag is doing rounds on social media. It is being claimed that the was taken in Santoshpuri in Kolkata’s Maheshtala area.

” यह कोलकाता के महेशतला में संतोषपूरी का रहने वाला है।इसे इतना वायरल करें की इसकी गिरफ्तारी हो सके…!!” the caption read.

(Translation: This man is a resident of Santoshpuri in Kolkata’s Maheshtala area. Make it so viral so he can be arrested)

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found that the picture is old.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found the same image in several articles published in 2018.

According to a report published in Siwan Online, Sajid Hussain, a resident of Jasoli Sheikhpatti in Bihar’s Siwan district was arrested for insulting the Indian flag.

The same report was published on other websites.

We also found a report by Punjab Kesari on the same incident.

Hence, based on the above information, we can conclude that the claim attached to the video is false.

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