A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a group of Muslims beating police in Bareilly (UP) for issuing a challan. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a group of Muslims beating the police in Bareilly (UP) for issuing a challan.
Fact: The people in the video are beating the police over an altercation at the bank. The incident has nothing to do with issuing a challan by the police. It took place at an SBI branch in Ghaziabad in 2018, not in Bareilly. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched for the incident in the video, similar visuals were found in a video uploaded by ‘Dilli Aajtak’ in August 2018. In the video, it was reported that the incident took place in Ghaziabad. The articles published by various new agencies on the incident can be seen here, here, and here.
According to the news reports, a man named Imran came to the bank (State Bank of India’s branch in Balram Nagar in Loni border) for some correction in his Aadhaar details but did not follow the queue. When objected by a bank official, he started creating ruckus and got into an argument with a private guard and a constable at the bank. But when they made him leave the bank, he returned with a group of 10-15 people who then allegedly beat up the constable. It was also reported that – ‘When the argument went further, the constable allegedly slapped Imran. Following this, Imran’s sister beat the constable. She allegedly beat him up with slippers……Two persons, Rashid and Ismail of Ashok Vihar Colony, have been arrested, the SSP said, adding that efforts are on to identify and nab the other accused.’ So, the incident has nothing to do with issuing a challan by the police.
In 2018, the Ghaziabad Police have also tweeted regarding the incident which can be seen here.
To sum it up, the post falsely claims that the police were beaten by Muslims for issuing a challan. The people in the video are beating the police over an altercation at the bank.