WebQoof: Video of Police Nabbing “Terrorist” in Jaipur is Fake
A video of a man lying on the ground tied-up, after presumably being nabbed by the police, along with the accompanying sound of two gunshots in the background, had recently gone viral, with a message stating that the police had “caught a terrorist who was shooting everywhere at Jaipur Airport”.
Several users on Facebook and Twitter had shared the video, asking whether the incident was true.
However, the video was taken from another incident in Delhi, which marked a completely different context, reports SM Hoax Slayer.
The actual video, recorded on the night of 16 August 2018, shows the man, a 27-year-old former bodyguard named Shankar, being nabbed by the CISF for drunkenly jumping out of a moving car and snatching the pistol off an on-duty CISF security officer near the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, reports Hindustan Times.
Since the car, with the man at the back and a driver in front, was speeding towards them, the security officers signalled the vehicle to stop.
As soon as the driver stepped out of the car, the man shifted to the driver’s seat. When the security officials asked him to step out as well, he tried to take a U-turn and drive away.
Seeing this, the assistant sub-inspector from the CISF took his keys.
The suspect then stepped out of the car, following which he entered into a fist fight with the CISF, and even snatched the pistol of one of the commandos. Seeing him try to flee with the weapon, the commandos then fired at the ground to scare him. The commandos fired a second shot in the air prompting the suspect to drop the gun and surrender.A security officer told Hindustan Times
According to the officers, Shankar, who is a resident of South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, did not provide any reason for wishing to enter the airport, save that he was drunk, reports The Times of India.
He was later booked under sections 186, 353 and 332 of IPC,
The video marking this incident, which took place a few weeks ago, is now being shared on social media with a false message, with many users bringing in religion, politics and other factors into the same, blowing it out of proportion, the SM Hoax Slayer report said.
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