Fact Check: Old Picture Of Terrorist Captured In Afghanistan Falsely Shared As That Of India

A picture of a man dressed as a woman being taken away by security personnel is doing rounds on social media with the claim that it shows a terrorist captured in India.

A user shared the post with a caption, “हर घर से खाग्रेस काल मे #अफजल निकलेगा सुना तो था परंतु भाजपा शासन में ऐसे निकलेगा ये नही पता था नमो”

(Translation- We had heard that people like Afzal will come out from every house during the Congress era but did not know that he would come out like this under BJP rule)

Here’s the link to the above post. Check other similar posts here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the claim is false.

We put the picture through Reverse Image Search and found the picture on The Atlantic website. It was taken in 2012 in Afghanistan.

The caption of the picture read, “Afghan security forces escort Taliban militants clad in Afghan women dresses to be presented to the media at the Afghan intelligence department in Mehterlam, Laghman province, on March 28, 2012. Afghan Intelligence forces arrested seven Taliban militants today in the Qarghayi district of Laghman province, Afghan intelligence officials said.”

The above picture was accredited to AP images. Taking a cue from this, we ran another search along with relevant keywords and found the same image on the AP Images website.

“In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Afghan security forces escort Taliban militants clad in Afghan women dresses to be presented to the media at the Afghan intelligence department in Mehterlam, Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan”, the description of the image read.

More pictures of the incidents can be seen here.

Hence, based on the above information, we can say that the picture is old and not from India.

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