2014 Video Shared as Cops Beating a Student During Jamia Protests

The video was shared by the Aam Aadmi Party in 2014 to allege police brutality against citizens. 

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Screenshot of the post which shared the old video of cops thrashing a man.
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CLAIM

With the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a video is being shared with the claim that it shows police beating Jamia Millia Islamia students.

The caption along with the video reads, “जामिया क्षेत्र में असामाजिक तत्वों को कुछ नृत्य मुद्राएं सिखाते हुए दिल्ली पुलिस कानून व्यवस्था के साथ कोई समझौता नही। साधुवाद @DelhiPolice (Translated: There is no compromise with Delhi Police law and order, teaching some dance postures to anti-social elements in Jamia region. Thank you.)

Screenshot of the Tweet.
Screenshot of the Tweet.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter Goel/Twitter)

An archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Screenshot of the post.
Screenshot of the post.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

TRUE OR FALSE?

The claim is false.

The video shared is old and is not related to the ongoing protests against CAA. It dates back to 12 January 2014. The video was released by the Aam Aadmi Party on its official Facebook page which eventually led to the suspension of these cops.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

On conducting a reverse image search by fragmenting the video, we found an article by India Today, dated 24 January, 2014 with the headline, “Three cops suspended after AAP video shows Delhi Police brutality”.

Screenshot of the news article which featured the pictures from the video.
Screenshot of the news article which featured the pictures from the video.
(Photo courtesy: India Today)

According to the news article, the video was shot on 12 January, 2014. The video surfaced days after AAP’s dharna against the Delhi police at Rail Bhavan.

The constables were suspended soon after Aam Aadmi Party released the video on their Facebook page in which the cops were seen brutally beating a man and also taking out some money from his wallet, the report added.

We also found the video uploaded on the official Facebook page of AAP.

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Posted by Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday, January 23, 2014

According to AAP, the video was shot by a “vigilante near Lal Quila”. We also found multiple news reports corroborating the details of this incident.

Screenshot of other news organisation reporting on the same video.
Screenshot of other news organisation reporting on the same video.
(Photo Courtesy: Google)

Evidently, the video is not from the ongoing protest in the national capital and the video shared is old.

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