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Old Video Of Man Threatening People With Knife, Shot by Cops in Karnataka, Resurfaced as Uttar Pradesh: Fact-Check 

There is a video that has gone viral showing a man named Abdul Masood from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, holding a knife on a crowded road before being shot by police personnel. He was shot by UP police last Sunday while openly intimidating the shopkeepers in the market by brandishing a knife with both hands.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @RealBababanaras claimed that Abdul Masood of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, is the man brandishing a knife on a busy road and getting shot by police. He was openly intimidating the store owners last Sunday by brandishing a knife in the marketplace with both hands, and the UP police shot him. The tweet was made on March 16, 2024, which has received an about 254k views on X.

@VinubhaiPatel8 made the same claim that shared footage purports to be of Abdul Masood, a man from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, who is shown carrying a knife on a crowded road before being shot by police on March 15, 2024.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old footage from Kalaburagi in Karnataka, when in February 2023, a man was observed brandishing a knife in a threatening manner towards people. He was identified as Fazal Bhagavan as per the reports.The incident is not related to Uttar Pradesh and appears to be old.

We visited Times of India, which published an article on this incident on Feb 6, 2023 with the headline “On cam: Kalaburagi Man Threatens People With Knife, Shot By Cops”. A man was seen on camera threatening people at a crowded spot while brandishing a knife in the Kalaburagi region of Karnataka. After the man was shot in the foot by the responding police, they took him into custody. As of right now, he is under arrest. Investigators are attempting to determine why he acted in that way. For more clarification, we went to, which posted about this incident on Feb 6, 2023 with the heading “Video: Man Shot At By Police In Karnataka’s Kalaburagi After He Threatens Passersby With Knife”. The incident happened in Kalaburagi when a man known as Fazal Bhagavan began threatening people with a knife. Police officers were on the scene quickly to take command of the situation. Fazal was allegedly attacking the site’s officials while brandishing the knife in a threatening manner in their direction.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Propagandists are circulating old videos from Karnataka claiming to be from UP to set their propaganda to create disharmony among communities. A video that shows a man brandishing a knife on a busy road and being shot by police personnel has been shared, claiming that the man was named Abdul Masood of Saharanpur, UP. Last Sunday, he was openly bullying the shopkeepers by waving a knife with both his hands in the market and getting shot by UP police. The video in question is from February 2023 and shows a man brandishing a knife in a threatening manner towards people in Kalaburagi, Karnataka. The report said that his name was Fazal Bhagavan.This is an old incident and unrelated to Uttar Pradesh.


Fact : The fact is that this is an old video from Karnataka’s Kalaburagi, where a man was seen wielding a knife dangerously toward the people in February 2023. According to the report, he was identified as Fazal Bhagavan.The incident is old and has nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh.

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