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FACT CHECK: Old Video Of journalist Rana Ayyub At A Police Station going Viral is misleading

Journalist Rana Ayyub along with Saba Naqvi and co-founder of fact-checking site Alt News Mohammed Zubair and three Congress leaders Shama Mohamed, Salman Nizami and Maskoor Usmani was booked by the UP police for instigating enmity by tweeting a video of the victim Abdul Samad Saifi alleging that he was forced to chant Jay Shri Ram. It was also stated that the victim was beaten by attackers and cut off his beard.

An old video of journalist Rana Ayyub walking out of the police station UP is being shared linking it to her recent investigation against her by the ED claiming that she has been taken into custody by the police in the money laundering case.

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There are more than 1k shares on this post. BOOM news portal found out that this video is old, from 2021 and after the news portal reached out to Ayyub, she said she was not arrested by the ED and that she was at home.

The old video went viral after the ED on February 11 attached Rs 1.77 crore belonging to Ayyub in connection with a money laundering case. She tweeted in her defence that all these allegations against her are false.

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After this video went viral, the BOOM news portal researched the video and did a reverse image search on one of its keyframes and found that the video was first uploaded on YouTube on July 2, 2021, on The News Revivers channel.

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Here is the original video:

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