FACT CHECKED: Screengrab from movie shared as image of 26/11 martyred cop

As India marked the 11th anniversary of the infamous 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, several people paid their tributes to the martyred Police official Tukaram Omble.

Many posts include a picture collage in which one of the images is of a martyred police official and it has been claimed that it was Tukaram Omble after he was shot by the terrorist.

The text with the picture read: “Let’s take a moment to remember the hero of 26/11! He took over 40 rounds from the AK47 of Ajmal Kasab, but captured him alive. We salute you, Sri Tukaram Omble Ji! #MumbaiTerrorAttack.”

In fact, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan also retweeted the same picture post.

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FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, we found that the picture of the martyred police official is actually a still from a movie scene based on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. The film is called ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ and was released in 2013.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found came across a video on a YouTube channel Eros Now Movies Preview,  the video is a scene from the movie in which the ‘Cops catch Kasab’.

The still of the viral image can be seen at 3 minutes 58 seconds of the above video.

Hence, the above information proves that the viral posts with the viral picture are misleading.

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