A video is viral on social media in which a middle-aged man is seen dancing with a woman. Users are circulating the footage and claiming that the man seen here is Deviji Patel, BJP MP from Jalore, Rajasthan.
A user named Jagmohan Bairwa made the same claim while tweeting the video. (Archived link)
Another user named Manu Tripathi also made the same claim while sharing the video. (Archived link)
A user named Tanmoy also tweeted the video with the same claim. (Archived link)
This video is also viral on Facebook with the same claim.
We performed a reverse image search using frames taken from the viral video and found the source video uploaded on January 14, 2020 by a YouTube channel in Pakistan. It is titled, “Doctor Zafar Iqbal with a girl, leak video”.
Based on this information, we performed another search using Urdu keywords. This led us to a report published on Pakistani news website ‘Daily Pakistan‘ on February 2, 2020. It stated that a video of Pakistani doctor Zafar Iqbal dancing with a woman had gone viral on social media. The incident also found coverage on Pakistani news portal ‘Humsab’ on February 3, 2020.
The same video was being circulated as footage of Jalore MP Devji Patel last year as well. In a post dated June 27, 2022, the Jalore Police informed that two accused who made the video viral by making objectionable comments on social media against Patel had been arrested.
पुलिस थाना चितलवाना द्वारा सांसद के विरूद्व #आपत्तिजनक_टिप्पणी सोशल मीडिया पर #वायरल करने वाले 2 आरोपियों को किया #गिरफ्तार…@PoliceRajasthan @DIPRRajasthan @Igp_Jodhpur @DmJalore @hva_ips pic.twitter.com/zTf9ZqDrsf
— Jalore Police (@JalorePolice) June 27, 2022
To sum it up, social media users shared a video of a Pakistani doctor dancing with a woman falsely identifying him as Jalore BJP MP Devji Patel.
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