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Rampur, Uttar Pradesh — Old Video Of Policewomen Detaining Fake Voters During UP Assembly Elections 2022, Falsely Linked To General Elections 2024: Fact-Check

A video purporting to be from the ongoing “general elections 2024” has gone viral, with policewomen slapping and detaining two women.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @realwajidkhan tweeted “Who gave this policewoman the right to beat up a voter? Are these police personnel working for BJP?” on April 19, 2024. The tweet has received an about 396.3k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @smartySikandar, @Abhimanyu1305, @Azam_khan___ made the same claim that the policewomen slapped and detained two women during the the ongoing “general elections 2024.” The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old video from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, where policewomen were observed apprehending fake voters in during the 2022 assembly elections. The claim that it from the ongoing general elections 2024 is not true at all. Current TV News posted this on Facebook on Feb 14, 2022, which shows that it is not at all a recent video.

lit.belll posted this on Instagram on Feb 16, 2022.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political Influencers are circulating old videos with distorted claims to set their narrative to influence the ongoing general elections. A video showing policewomen slapping and detaining two women has been shared, claiming to be a recent video from the ongoing “general elections 2024.” The video in question is an old one from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, where policewomen were observed detaining fake voters during the assembly elections in 2022.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that this is an old video from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, where policewomen were seen detaining fake voters during assembly elections in 2022.

Also Read : Fact-Check: Teacher Beating Up non-Muslim Girls Students For Not Wearing Hijab in India? 

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