A video of policemen rescuing a man being thrashed by a mob has been shared as BJP MLA Nand Kishor Gurjar beaten with sticks at Ghazipur border where farmers have been protesting for months now.

The same has been shared on Facebook.


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Posted by Mohan Neemla on Monday, 5 April 2021


It is in fact widespread on Facebook.


This video has been debunked by Alt News multiple times in the past when it was shared with the claims that:

1. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan was beaten by a mob.

2. Congress candidate Phool Singh Baraiya was beaten for making objectionable statements against Hindus.

3. BJP leaders thrashed in Bihar in 2020 during election campaigning.

But the visuals show an attack on BJP MP Babul Supriyo’s convoy in October 2016 in West Bengal. ABP News had stated in a video report dated October 19, 2016, that Supriyo’s convoy had been attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters in Asansol.

In a piece dated October 20, 2016, Patrika reported that BJP supporters in the state had beaten several butchers, accusing them of cow smuggling. They planned to protest in front of TMC leader Moloy Ghatak’s house. However, Supriyo’s convoy was attacked before they could put this in motion. District BJP leader Subrata Mishra was also injured during the ruckus. After the incident, Supriyo took to Twitter accusing TMC leader Ghatak of orchestrating the whole affair.

ANI had reported on the incident where the man attacked is visible.

A four-year-old video was revived, now with the false claim that BJP MLA Nand Kishor Gurjar was beaten at Ghazipur border.

About the Author

Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.