Fact Check: This Video Of E-Rickshaw Overturning On Flooded Road Is NOT From Uttar Pradesh; Here’s The Truth

A video showing an E-Rickshaw with cops on board overturning on the road filled with water is being widely shared on social media. It is claimed that the video is from Uttar Pradesh. 

The video is being shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi that translates to, “In Uttar Pradesh, a policeman’s car overturned amidst the development. Look at the condition of Uttar Pradesh, the smartest state in the country.” 

(Original Text: उत्तर प्रदेश में विकास की गंगा के बीच पुलिस वाले की गाड़ी पलट गई।। देखो देश का सबसे स्मार्ट राज उत्तर प्रदेश का हाल।)

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The video has gone viral on Facebook

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be MISLEADING.

We extracted keyframes from the video and performed a Reverse Image Search. This directed us to a news article published on October 1, 2021, that featured the same viral video with a headline that translated to, “Policemen fell in dirty water, LIVE VIDEO: Deep pit not visible due to rainwater, auto carrying 5 Challani guards got stuck and overturned.” According to the article, the incident happened in Dausa, Rajasthan.

The same video was also featured in an article by Navbharat Times that stated, “Viral Video: E-rickshaw carrying policemen overturns on a road filled with water, video goes viral.” This article also stated that the video was shot near Agra Gate in Dausa, Rajasthan. 

Searching further, we found that the ‘Uttar Pradesh Police Fact Check’ Twitter handle also clarified that “The viral video is related to district Dausa, Rajasthan, not from Uttar Pradesh. Please don’t spread rumours by posting misleading without verification.”

Thus, it is evident from the above information that a video from Rajasthan is being falsely shared as that of an E-Rickshaw with policemen overturned in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, the viral claim is misleading. 

 

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