Fact Check: No, This Video Does NOT Show BJP MLA Being Beaten Up At Ghazipur Border

A video of a man being brutally beaten up by a mob is doing rounds on social media with a claim that the man being assaulted is BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar and he was beaten up by farmers at the Ghazipur border.

“एक और #भाजपा विधायक #नंदकिशोर गुर्जर को गाजीपुर बार्डर पर किसानों ने #नंगा करके #कुटा कुटाई चालू है,” the Facebook post read.

(Translation: Another BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar was stripped naked and beaten by farmers at the Ghazipur border.)

Here’s the link to the above post.

More links can be seen here, here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.

After watching the video we realised that the video is OLD and has been debunked by NewsMobile on two separate occasions in the past.

Once it was shared with a false link to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and on a different occasion the same video was shared with a claim that a Congress leader from Madhya Pradesh was assaulted by a mob.

The fact checks can be seen here and here.

Fact Check: The man being assaulted by a mob in the video is NOT Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

Here’s what we found in the above fact check:

We then extracted keyframes from the video and put them through Reverse Image Search along with relevant keywords.
The search led us to a 2016 video posted by Newswire ANI featuring the same video of the man being assaulted. “BJP leader Babul Supriyo attacked by TMC supporters – ANI News” the title read.
The description of the video read: Asansol (WB), Oct 19 (ANI): Union Minister Babul Supriyo and his convoy was on Tuesday attacked by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters in West Bengal’s Asansol district. During the scuffle, a BJP party worker was also thrashed and his clothes were ripped. The mob allegedly pelted stones and thrashed party workers in presence of police officials.
The same video was uploaded by media organisations including India TV and The Quint.
As per the video report,  the man in the video is a BJP worker, who was a part of Babul Supriyo’s convoy and he sustained injuries in the attack along with a few others.
Moreover, we also ran a search but did not find any recent video or media report to support the viral claim.
Hence, it is clear that the video in circulation is old and the claim in the post is False.

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