That’s Delhi CM With AAP Supporter Ankita Shah, Not Nikita Jacob

We found that Ankita Shah had uploaded the viral image in 2019 on her social media accounts.

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The viral image shows Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Ankita Shah and not lawyer Nikita Jacob.
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An image of Aam Aadmi Party Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with party supporter Ankita Shah has gone viral with the false claim that the woman in the picture is lawyer Nikita Jacob.

After the arrest of 21-year-old Disha Ravi in the toolkit controversy, a non-bailable warrant was issued against Jacob who has moved the Bombay High Court seeking protection from arrest.

CLAIM

The claim along with the image reads: “What’s going on Arvind Kejriwal? Nikita Jacob and you is there something fishy behind it? (sic)”

You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.is/PbxKF">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

Several social media users on Twitter and Facebook shared the image with the claim: “निकीता जैकब जो टूलकिट मामले में फरार है

(Translated: Nikita Jacob who is absconding in the toolkit case)

You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.is/pKd48">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)
You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.is/lzz2m">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)
That’s Delhi CM With AAP Supporter Ankita Shah, Not Nikita Jacob
(Source: Facebook/ Screenshot)

Some users shared screenshots and called out filmmaker Ashoke Pandit and lawyer Prashant Patel Umrao for sharing the same false claim. However, the tweets have now been taken down.

You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.is/g0yX5">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

While scanning through the replies on the tweets that had made the claim, we found that a user had suggested that she is one Ankita Shah.

That’s Delhi CM With AAP Supporter Ankita Shah, Not Nikita Jacob
(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

We then searched for Ankita Shah on Twitter and Facebook and found that she had uploaded the viral image in 2019 on her social media accounts.

Left: image uploaded on Twitter. Right: Image uploaded on Facebook.
Left: image uploaded on Twitter. Right: Image uploaded on Facebook.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

As per her Twitter bio, Shah is an Aam Aadmi Party supporter. The bio reads: ‘Die Hard Fan !! Arvind Kejriwal !! AAP National Social Media Team !! INDIA (sic)’

Further, a visual comparison of Ankita Shah and Nikita Jacob showed a stark difference.

Left: Ankita Shah. Right: Nikita Jacob.
Left: Ankita Shah. Right: Nikita Jacob.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Evidently, the viral image shows Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Ankita Shah and not lawyer Nikita Jacob.

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