Fake Claims Of Cops Seizing Dog Meat at Bihar Railway Stn Go Viral

An image of cops seizing dog meat at a railway station is doing the rounds on social media with misleading claims. 

Published02 Dec 2019, 02:02 PM IST
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CLAIM

An image of cops with suspected dog meat seized at a railway station is doing the rounds on social media with multiple claims.

Various users on Facebook are sharing the image claiming that it is from Bihar’s Bapudham Motihari Railway Station, and that 500 kg of dog meat was seized by the cops from there. The claim further suggests that the alleged dog meat was supposed to be supplied to various hotels in the area.

Screenshot/An archived version of the post can be found here. 
Screenshot/An archived version of the post can be found here. 
(Source: Facebook)
Screenshot/An archived version of the post can be found here. 
Screenshot/An archived version of the post can be found here. 
(Source: Facebook)

The Quint also received a query regarding this image on its WhatsApp helpline number with a similar claim but a different location (Nashik).

Screenshot
Screenshot
(Source: WhatsApp)

TRUE OR FALSE?

The Quint could confirm that the image is being shared with a misleading claim. While the incident did take place, the claim that it is from Bihar or Nashik is false. The image is actually from Chennai’s Egmore Railway Station where the police seized 2,190 kilograms of dog meat in 2018.

WHAT WE FOUND

A simple Google search using key words like ‘Police seizes dog meat at railway station’ directed us to various news reports concerning the incident.

A report by TNM states that, “Railway police officials at Tamil Nadu’s Chennai Egmore railway station are reported to have stumbled upon around 20 boxes of what is being suspected as dog meat.”

The report further suggests that the packed boxes weighed 2,190 kilograms and the meat was contained in 20 boxes.

Speaking to TNM, Dr R Kathiravan of the Food Safety Department also said that the cargo was marked as ‘fish’ and ‘meat’.

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