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Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh — Police Fired At Cattle Smuggler In Self-Defense, Propagandists Made Communal Claims: Fact-Check 

According to some news reports with misleading captions, police opened fire on an alleged “cattle smuggler,” who sustained the bullet injury in the leg.

Verified accounts on twitter, including HindutvaWatch (“@HindutvaWatchIn“) tweeted “Location: Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh Police fired at an alleged “cattle smuggler,” who sustained bullet injury in his leg.” on Dec 15, 2023. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, the cattle smuggler had five cows, one pistol, and three empty cartridges found  and recovered by police. When the accused pulled a gun that wasn’t legal, the police fired back in self-defense. It was falsely claimed by many social media users that the police fired at the cattle smuggler, who sustained the bullet injury in his leg.

Official account of Ghazipur Police (“@ghazipurpolice“) clarified this incident by tweeting that one accused was injured in a police encounter by the team of Inspector in-charge of Dildar Nagar police station, and one pistol, three empty cartridges, five cows, and one pickup truck were recovered from their possession on Dec 14, 2023.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists sharing misleading captions to change the narrative of news to create a fake religious narrative. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that in reality, the cattle smuggler had five cows, one pistol, and three empty cartridges discovered and recovered by police. When the accused pulled an illegal gun, the police fired back in self-defense.

Conclusion:

Fact : Police discovered and recovered five cows, one pistol, and three empty cartridges from the cattle smuggler. When the accused pulled out an illegal gun, the police fired back in self-defense.

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