It has been reported that 30 empty bullet cartridges were recovered from the crime scene where Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants on May 29. Several days after the murder in the village of Jawaharke in Mansa, the investigators are still at zero. on the attackers.
Meanwhile, a video went viral on social media with the claim that it showed the killers ambush on Moose Wala. “Waheguru ji see how Moose Wala killers attacked him,” read the translation of a Punjabi Facebook post that shared the video.
The India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) found this claim misleading. The images are not real but taken from an action series broadcast online.
When the keyframes of the video were reverse searched on Google, several YouTube videos were found.
The top result, uploaded on August 31, 2021, was titled “Gangster Gun Fire Attitude WhatsApp Status”.
Another user, who uploaded the video on May 27, 2021, said it showed an attack on Neeraj Bawana. Neeraj is a notorious mobster who is serving his sentence in Tihar prison and is believed to have networks across Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.
This confirmed that the video is not the footage of the deadly ambush on the slain singer and politician, as it has been available online for over a year now.
While the visuals looked very dramatic for being original, research has shown no clues to locate its origin. We chose to check the comments under all YouTube links containing the clip. In this way, it was discovered that a person had mentioned the name of the web series “Shukla The Tiger” in the comment of the video on a channel called “WhatsApp Status”.
When verified, it was found that “Shukla The Tiger” is a Hindi Action Web Series that has been streaming on MX Player since 2021. As the trailer artist looked like the man in the viral video, we checked the web series.
Six minutes into the eighth episode of the series titled “Ek Dhokha”, a shootout erupts between two rival groups. We noticed that the Bolero SUV and the attire of the men seen shooting the rivals are the same as in the video. A comparison can be seen below.
This helped us confirm that the viral video shared while attacking slain singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala is not real. This is a scene from a web series called “Shukla The Tiger”.
(With contributions from Yash Mittal in New Delhi)
To claimOriginal footage of the attack in which Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala was killed.ConclusionThis video is neither related to the murder of Moose Wala nor real. This is a scene from a Hindi web series called “Shukla The Tiger” which has been streaming online since 2021.
JHOOTH BOLE KAUVA KAATE
The number of crows determines the intensity of the lie.
- 1 Raven: Half True
- 2 Crows: mostly lies
- 3 crows: Absolutely false