Fact Check: 2022 Video Of Judge Reprimanding Police Falsely Linked To Manish Kashyap’s Case

Manish Kashyap, a YouTuber, has been charged under the National Security Act by the Tamil Nadu Police after he was detained for publishing fake videos of an alleged incident involving the migrant workers from Bihar. He is now detained by authorities until April 19. He was first detained by the Bihar Police, then handed over to the Tamil Nadu Police.

Against this backdrop, a video showing a judge scolding someone is widely shared on social media, claiming that a police officer is being reprimanded for arresting Manish Kashyap. Two pictures of Manish are also attached to the video. 

The video is shared on Facebook with a caption: “तमिलनाडु में शेर मनीष कश्यप को क्यों क्या गिरफ्तार किया जज साहब ने बोले देखिए वीडियो में” (English translation: Why was Sher Manish Kashyap arrested in Tamil Nadu, the judge said, see in the video)

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

Performing a Reverse Image Search, we identified a Facebook user carrying another version of the viral video, dated March 5, 2023. According to the information, the name of the judge is Justice Rajiv Ranjan Prasad from Patna High Court and this case is related to a lady doctor.

On the website Indiankanoon.org, we found a report related to this case. According to this, on November 30, 2022, while hearing a case of medical negligence, Rajiv Ranjan Prasad reprimanded the police for arresting a female doctor from the Jamui district of Bihar. 

We also found the live video of the hearing held in Court No. 309 of Justice Rajiv Ranjan Prasad on November 30, 2022, on the Patna High Court’s YouTube channel. It can be seen in this video that Justice Prasad is speaking the same things to the police about arresting the female doctor, which can be heard in the viral video. Manish Kashyap surrendered before the Bihar Police on March 18, 2023, while this video is from the hearing held on November 30, 2022.

Thus, it is confirmed that an old unrelated video of a judge reprimanding a police officer is falsely linked to Manish Kashyap’s case. 

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