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.
salute .. in the sacrifice and the honour .. 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/aAHAxB1epl
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 26, 2019
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.
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) November 26, 2019
The hero of 26/11
Even are being hit with 23 bullets, he captured Terrorist Kasab
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) November 26, 2019
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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