Fact Check: Video from Karnataka Viral As UP Police Thrashed Man for Threatening Public

A video showing a man misbehaving on the road is widely shared on social media, claiming that the man named ‘Abdul’ in Uttar Pradesh was threatening public. But he was thrashed by the police. 

The video is shared on Facebook with a caption: “ठोक दिया उत्तर प्रदेश मे योगी बाबा के राज मे अब्दुल खुली धमकी बाजार में दे रहा था” (English translation: Abdul was giving open threats in the market under the rule of Yogi Baba in Uttar Pradesh)

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

Performing a Reverse Image Search, we identified a tweet by TheNewsMinute carrying an extended version of the viral video on February 6, 2023, with a caption: “Karnataka police opens fire at man brandishing knife | Kalaburagi”.

TWe also found a news report by India Today, dated February 6, 2023. According to the report, a person named Fazal Bhagwan was threatening the public with a knife in a market in Kalburgi. On getting the information, the police reached the market and tried to stop the person. The man also attempted to attack the police. Meanwhile, in self-defence, the police shot and injured the person. Later the accused was sent to the hospital.

The same information has also been published in the report of Telangana Today. According to The Times of India report,  the mental condition of the person is allegedly not right and he was undergoing treatment in the hospital. The person came to the market after running away from the hospital.

Thus, it is evident from the above information that a video from Karnataka is falsely shared as an Uttar Pradesh man threatening people on the road.

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