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This video of Policemen rescuing themselves out from an overturned vehicle is from Rajasthan

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Update (20 May 2022):
In the context of the recent floods in Assam, this video is again resurfaced linking it to the floods in Assam. But at explained below, this video of police rescuing themselves out from an overturned vehicle is actually from Rajasthan.

A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of the troubles of Policemen in waterlogged streets in Yogi Adityanath ruled Uttar Pradesh state. This video shows a group of policemen rescuing themselves out from an overturned vehicle in a water-logged street. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of UP Police rescuing themselves out from an overturned vehicle in a water-logged street.

Fact: This incident took place at Bandikui town in Dausa district, Rajasthan. An electric rickshaw carrying five Chalani guards to the Kolana jail overturned while travelling in a waterlogged street in Dausa. This video has nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a similar video was found in an article published by the ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ news website on 01 October 2021. This article reported it as the visuals of Policemen rescuing themselves out from an overturned vehicle in Dausa, Rajasthan. This incident reportedly took place on 30 September 2021 at Bandikui town in Dausa. According to the article, Bandikui town received heavy rainfall on 30 September 2021. An electric rickshaw carrying five chalani guards to the Kolana jail was reportedly stuck in a pothole while it was travelling in a water-filled road in Bandikui. The five policemen who were travelling inside the e-rickshwa fell into the rainwater immediately after the vehicle got overturned.

Reporting the same, a few other news websites have also published videos on their YouTube channels. They can be seen here and here.

When this video went viral as the visuals of the pathetic condition of roads in Uttar Pradesh, the ‘Uttar Pradesh Police Fact Check’ team through a tweet clarified that the video shows an incident in Rajasthan, not from Uttar Pradesh.

To sum it up, a recent video of Rajasthan police rescuing themselves out from an overturned vehicle is falsely shared as visuals from Uttar Pradesh.

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