On the 11th anniversary of 26/11, several individuals are paying tribute to Tukaram Omble of Mumbai police who was martyred in the terror attacks. “Let’s take a moment to remember the hero of 26/11! He took over 40 rounds from the AK47 of Ajmal Kasab, but captured him alive. We salute you, Sri Tukaram Omble Ji! #MumbaiTerrorAttack,” tweeted BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje sharing purported images of the police officer.
Let’s take a moment to remember the hero of 26/11!
He took over 40 rounds from the AK47 of Ajmal Kasab, but captured him alive.
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) November 26, 2019
A similar tweet was made by the founder of fake news portal Postcard News Mahesh Vikram Hegde, who had tweeted the same in 2018.
The hero of 26/11
Even are being hit with 23 bullets, he captured Terrorist Kasab
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) November 26, 2019
While the image on the right is indeed of Tukaram Omble, the one on the left is a movie still. The film is called ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ and was released in 2013.
Incidentally, the still was also used in a report on 26/11 by Patrika last year with no mention that it is from a movie. This scene can be viewed at approximately 3:58 minutes into the video posted above.
Catch News had also used the image in 2018.
A movie still was thus shared as a photograph of 26/11 martyr Tukaram Omble by the media, members of the ruling party and several individuals on social media.
[Tukaram Omble’s name was misspelt in this article. The same has been rectified.]
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