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Old Video Of Miscreants Beating Cops In West Bengal’s Dinajpur Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check 

It has been claimed that members of a specific community are beating West Bengal police personnel in a disturbing video that has gone viral and shows miscreants beating police personnel.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @ajaychauhan41 claimed that the video shows a terrific condition where the police force are beaten up in West Bengal by some people belonging to a particular community. The tweet was made on Feb 15, 2024, which has received an about 893.9k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @ImtiazMadmood made the same claim that Muslim people beat the police force in West Bengal and trying to take over the state. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

We discovered that this is an old video of protesters assaulting West Bengal police following widespread reports in April 2023 of brutality and murdering of a Dalit girl.

We visited aajtak, which published an article on this incident on April 26, 2023 with the headline “West Bengal: Hoodlums beat up police in Dinajpur, video goes viral”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists circulating old videos with false claims to set their propaganda over #Sandeshkhali violence. A disturbing video that shows miscreants beating police personnel has been shared, claiming that people belonging to a particular community are beating West Bengal police personnel. After allegations of violence and the murder of a Dalit girl went viral in April 2023, we discovered that this is an old video of demonstrators beating West Bengal police.

Conclusion:

Fact : We found that this is an old video showing protestors beating West Bengal police after rumors of brutality and murder of a Dalit girl went viral in April 2023.

Also Read : Old Video Showing Water Cannon Being Used to Disperse the Protestors, Resurfaced as Farmers’ Protest 2024: Fact-Check 

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