A video of cops collecting money from women walking on the railway tracks is being shared widely on social media linking it to the exodus of migrant labourers during the current lockdown. But FACTLY has found the video to be an old one. It is not related to any recent incident. The same video was found in an article published in July 2019. As per the article, the video shows an RPF Jawan in Surat taking bribe from bootlegger women. As the video went viral last year, the RPF Jawan was dismissed from service for taking bribe. More information about the incident can be found here and here.
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1. News article – https://www.deshgujarat.com/2019/07/13/rpf-jawans-in-surat-dismissed-from-service-after-his-video-taking-bribe-goes-viral/
2. News article – https://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/videos/sectionhomelist/rpf-constable-dismissed-after-video-of-him-demanding-bribes-goes-viral/videoshow/70277220.cms
3. News video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5EYbyKauww
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