In a now-deleted tweet, BJP Delhi spokesperson Nighat Abbass shared a purported video of a terrorist being arrested live in Srinagar. An archived version of the post can be accessed here. In the clip, police officers in a car chase after a man riding a motorcycle in a bid to stop him, but he falls while trying to get away. Just then, a policeman jumps out of the car and tackles the bike rider as the two drop to the ground. He is then taken into custody.

Anchor Ramesh Awasthi of Sahara Samay TV also made the same claim while sharing the footage. (Archive link). He later took down the video. Many others have shared the video.

From the page Facebook page ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया फैन्सक्लब मध्यप्रदेश, the video drew close to 3 lakh views.

श्रीनगर live – आतंक वादी गिरफ़्तार। भारतमाता के वीरो की जय हो। 🇮🇳

श्रीनगर live – आतंक वादी गिरफ़्तार। भारतमाता के वीरो की जय हो। 🇮🇳

Posted by ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया फैन्सक्लब मध्यप्रदेश on Friday, 13 August 2021

Other pages that drew thousands of views for the video were Republic Haryana, Mukul Rathore, Mukul Agarwal, गोगा जहारवीर चंडीगढ़ and Suraj Vishwakarma.

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Video from Brazil

Alt News performed a reverse image using a still from the viral clip, which revealed that the original video was shot in Brazil. On August 2, 2021, several media outlets in Brazil had covered an incident where the local military police spotted a 17-year-old boy carrying out ‘suspicious activities’. When the police asked the teen to stop, he began running. After a bit of a chase, the officers managed to nab him. Bystanders recorded a video and the conduct of the policemen towards the young man began making headlines.

Several prominent media outlets in Brazil reported on this.

A video of a Brazilian teen being taken into custody was shared with the false claim that a terrorist was caught in Srinagar.

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