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This video of an alleged gun fire inside a tunnel is from Udaipur, not from Jaipur

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the recent visuals of a violent riot that took place inside the Transport Nagar tunnel in Jaipur. The video shows a mob assaulting a few people, firing bullets in the air and attempting to drive vehicles on each other by waving weapons. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of an open gun fire incident that took place recently inside the Transport Nagar tunnel in Jaipur.

Fact: The incident shown in the video had taken place inside the Chirwa tunnel in Udaipur, not in Transport Nagar tunnel in Jaipur. Udaipur police through a tweet confirmed that the video shows a violent riot that broke out inside the Chirwa tunnel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Udaipur Police also mentioned that no such case of gun fire has come to their notice and that the sound of hitting bikes with sticks was misinterpreted as gun firing. Hence, the claim made in the post is False

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found published by the ‘News 18’ news channel on 05 March 2022. ‘News 18’ reported that a mob of more than a half dozen youth had created a ruckus inside the Chirwa tunnel on the Nathdwara Highway NH-8 in Udaipur. Reporting the same, a few other news channels have also published the same video on their YouTube channels in March 2022. They can be seen here and here.

According to the reports, the youth have intentionally created this ruckus by assaulting people and firing bullets in the air. This incident had reportedly taken place on the night of Mahashivrathri.

When this video went viral on social media, Udaipur police through a tweet confirmed that the violent riot shown in the video did take place inside the Chirwa tunnel on the Nathdwara Highway. Udaipur Police clarified that no such case of gun firing has come to their notice and said that the sound of hitting the bikes with sticks was misinterpreted as gun firing. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shows a violent riot that had taken place inside the Chirwa tunnel in Udaipur, not at the Transport Nagar tunnel in Jaipur.

To sum it up, this video showing a violent riot inside a tunnel is from Udaipur, not from Jaipur.

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