Fact Check: Here’s the truth behind this picture of SSR’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti holding a placard

Fact Check: Here's the truth behind this picture of SSR's sister Shweta Singh Kirti

Amid the ongoing investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and war of words between different sections of Bollywood and Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, a picture has surfaced on the internet in which Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti can be seen holding a placard.

The text on the placard reads: “Guys Justice for Rhea is trending now. Plz if u SSR Fans Write this trend #CBIArrestRheaNow up to 30 times each. We need to do fast.”

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found it to be FAKE.

On closely observing the picture, we noticed that Shweta Singh Kirti’s fingers were oddly covered by the card which raised the first red flag.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search we found the original picture which was posted by Shweta Singh Kirti herself on her verified Instagram handle on August 15, 2020.

In the original picture, she is holding a certificate that honours Sushant Singh Rajput with a special recognition, that was given by the California State Assembly for his “contribution to Bollywood cinema with special appreciation for all of his philanthropic community work as well as his efforts to promote India’s rich culture and heritage.”

Shweta in the caption wrote: “On the occasion of Indian Independence Day California recognizes my brother’s (Sushant) overall contribution to society. California is with us…. are you? Thanks for your support California”

In the above FAKE vs REAL collage, it is clear that the original picture was manipulated using photo editing software.

In conclusion, the above fact-check proves that the picture in question is morphed.

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