A video of a mob chasing and beating two policemen with lathis has been shared with a message in Telugu that claims a Muslim mob attacked police in Hafeezpet in Kondapur, Hyderabad.


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A user named ‘Ranjith’ who identifies as a BJP worker shared the video as well.


*💥హఫీజ్ పెట్ లో అతి కిరచకంగా పోలిస్ పై చేతి వేసిన యువకులు💥*

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It was also shared on the Facebook page Mission Modi and a Hindutva Facebook group for Telugu speakers shared a post by one Bhanu Prakash.

The video is also circulating on Twitter.

Old video from Gujarat

The people in the video can be heard conversing in Gujarati. Taking this as a clue, we looked for reports with specific keywords and found that the scuffle took place in Sola, Ahmedabad. News18 Gujarati had reported the incident on October 21, 2020. It said that constable Sunil Singh was drunk and got into an altercation with locals from the Chandlodia area.

News18 said that the police arrested six persons identified from the video – Mayur Rameshbhai Rawal, Sagar Chunilal Patel, Dipenkumar Mahendrabhai Maru, Hardik Harshadbhai Thakkar, Kalpesh Chandubhai Rawal – while a search for others was ongoing.

TV9 Gujarati and Zee News Kalak had also reported on the video.

A year-old video from Gujarat was therefore shared with the false claim that a Muslim mob beat up cops in Telangana.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.