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Ebrahim Raisi Helicopter Crash — Two Indian Diplomats, Navendu Shekhar & Atheeth Sajeevan Arrested in Iran? : Fact-Check

Propaganda accounts in Pakistan are disseminating false information that two Indian diplomats, Navendu Shekhar and Atheeth Sajeevan, were detained in Iran as part of President Ebrahim Raïssi’s probe into the helicopter crash.

@PSYWAROPS added “#BREAKINGNEWS: 𝐓𝐰𝐨 #𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 #𝐈𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐢𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢’𝐬 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧” in a twitter post on May 20, 2024. The tweet has received an about 66.9k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @KarachinewsA made the same claim that President Ebrahim Raïssi’s helicopter crash investigation resulted in the arrest of two Indian diplomats, Navendu Shekhar and Atheeth Sajeevan, in Iran. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that these assertions are made up and fraudulent. Neither Mr. Atheeth Sajeevan, the political second secretary, nor Mr. Navendu Shekhar, the head of the chancery, are detained. Both the Indian and Iranian embassies deny making any such claims. No such stories from the national or international media, or from inside are there. So, the claim that two Indian diplomats, Navendu Shekhar, and Atheeth Sajeevan, were arrested in Iran amid President Ebrahim Raïssi’s Helicopter crash investigation is not true at all.

@India_in_Iran tweeted “The tragic death of Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, caused a deep impression and astonishment. His contribution to strengthening bilateral relations between India and Iran will always be remembered. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Iran. India stands by Iran in this sad time.” on May 20, 2024.

@Iran_in_India tweeted “The supporter of the world’s oppressed, the servant of the people of Iran, Ayatollah Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was martyred on the way to serving the people.” on May 20, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Since yesterday Pakistanis are peddling self-invented stories targeting India regarding the #helicoptercrash of Iranian president to target India. Pakistan-based propaganda accounts are circulating fake news claiming that two Indian diplomats, Navendu Shekhar, and Atheeth Sajeevan, were arrested in Iran amid President Ebrahim Raïssi’s Helicopter crash investigation. As a matter of fact, these assertions are made up. Neither Mr. Atheeth Sajeevan, the second secretary in the political department, nor Mr. Navendu Shekhar, the head of the chancery, are detained. According to the Indian and Iranian embassies, respectively, there are no such claims. Nothing like that in the domestic or foreign media, or within  internal reports.

Conclusion:

Fact : Fact is that these claims are fake and fabricated. None of Mr. Navendu Shekhar (Head of Chancery) or Mr. Atheeth Sajeevan (Second Secretary -Political) is arrested. There are no such claims by Iranian embassy in India and Indian embassy in Iran. No such national , international media or internal reports.

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