Fact Check: The Viral Video Showing a Toll Manager Lecturing the Judge for Not Paying Toll Tax Is Old

A video is being circulated on social media showing a man at a toll plaza lecturing a judge, who was not paying toll tax.

The video is being shared with the Hindi caption: कमाल कर दिया टोल प्लाजा वालों ने जज साहिब को सिखा दिया न्याय का पाठ, 80 रूपये के लिए जज साहब की हालत खराब कर दी एक- एक बात लाजवाब थी।

Here’s the link to the above post.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be old.

In the above CCTV footage, we noticed that the date read September 5, 2020.

With multiple media coverage, the same video had gone viral in March 2021.

TOI had uploaded the video on March 15, 2021, with a title: Watch: Toll operator gives a lecture to judge to pay toll fees.

The video description reads: A video showing a toll operator giving a lecture to a judge to pay toll fees has gone viral on social media. The incident took place last year. Netizens have praised the toll operator.

According to a report by ABP News, dated March 15, 2021, the incident took place at the Bareilly-Moradabad toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the report, the man in the car said that he is Additional District Judge and hence should be eligible for toll exemption. However, after a brief argument, the toll manager explained to the judge that only High Court and Supreme Court judges are exempted and the government counsels are not exempted from the same.

Hence, it is clear that the video in circulation is old.

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