Fact Check: A video of Uttar Pradesh Police is becoming increasingly viral on Twitter and Facebook. In this video, two Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are seen drinking alcohol while sitting on the bonnet of the vehicle. In this video posted on a Facebook page, it has been claimed that it is from the time of the present Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath government. Along with this, Uttar Pradesh Police and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have also been fiercely criticized.
However, the claims being made about this video in fact check have proved to be false. Investigation has revealed that this video is definitely of Uttar Pradesh Police but before Yogi Adityanath took over as the Chief Minister of the state. Yogi Adityanath took over as the Chief Minister on 19 March 2017 while this video is from before that.
Facebook page posted video
The video posted on the Facebook page reads, “Under Yogi government, the people of UP are more afraid of khaki uniforms than of goons. Look at the number 100 police, they are drinking this liquor openly in broad daylight. Are they these policemen? It is the duty of. Uttar Pradesh, Jungle Raj, Jai Hind Bharat Mata ki Jai.”
After this, when the veracity of this picture was investigated, a news report in Financial Express dated 15 March 2017 revealed that it was before the Yogi government. The screen shot of this video was also present in this news. It was also said that the BSP has criticized the Uttar Pradesh Police and the state government by tweeting a video of two policemen drinking alcohol while on duty. At the same time, he has talked about being a goondaraj in Uttar Pradesh.
Holi video in 2017
BSP had tweeted this video on March 14, 2017 at 10.31 pm. Along with this, it was also found in the investigation that this video is of Holi that year which was celebrated on March 12 and 13 in 2017. In the video, the policemen said, “We are policemen. We will also do our duty and celebrate the festival of Holi.” are heard saying.
The bonnet of the vehicle on which these policemen are sitting has ‘UP’ written in red. From which it is true that this video is of Uttar Pradesh Police. But Yogi Adityanath took over the post of Chief Minister on March 19, 2017, whereas it is clear from the news of Financial Express that it is before he became the Chief Minister.
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