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Video from Brazil shared as visuals of police arresting a terrorist in Srinagar


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the live visuals of police personnel apprehending a terrorist in Srinagar. Sharing the same video, another user mentioned it as the visuals of Uttar Pradesh police catching a thief in Ghaziabad. Amid the recent reports on the Indian army arresting a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir, this post is being shared on social media.  Let’s verify the claims made in the post.

Claim: Video of Srinagar police arresting a terrorist.

Fact: The video shared in the post shows Brazil police personnel arresting a 17-year-old young biker for violating the traffic rules. The incident took place on 01 August 2021 at Perola city in Brazil. This video has nothing to do with the Srinagar police. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in a video published by ‘Paraná no Ar’ news channel, on 03 August 2021. ‘Paraná no Ar’ is a news program that is telecast regularly on the Brazil-based ‘ricmais’ news channel. This video reported it as the visuals of Brazil police catching a young biker in Perola, Brazil. This incident reportedly took place on 01 August 2021.

Reporting the complete details of this incident, the ‘ricmais’ news website had published an article on 02 August 2021. This article reported that a 17-year-old young motorcyclist was arrested for disobeying and escaping from the Perola Military police. According to the article, Perola Military police were carrying out patrolling while a young motorcyclist tried to accelerate and escape the police car in a suspicious manner. Perola police personnel chased and caught the motorcyclist at Pearl Avenue Byington. When the boy was about to flee again on foot, a police officer knocked him down with a flying kick.

The young boy was arrested with the charges of driving without a license, disobeying stop orders, dangerous driving, driving the wrong way. Reporting the details of this incident, several news websites have published articles. They can be read here, here, and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post shows an incident that took place in Brazil, not in the Indian city of Srinagar.

To sum it up, a video of an arrest in Brazil is shared as the visuals of police arresting a terrorist in Srinagar


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