42 people died after consuming spurious liquor in Gujarat. 8 Pakistanis were arrested for brewing spurious liquor in Gujarat. Court orders police custody and investigation.
The recent incident in Gujarat where 42 people died after drinking spurious liquor created a stir across the country. In Gujarat, where there is alcohol prohibition, spurious liquor and the resulting deaths have drawn heavy criticism for the ruling BJP government.
Meanwhile, a news card of Sun News Channel is being circulated on social media that 8 Pakistanis in Gujarat have been arrested for brewing spurious liquor and the court has issued an order to take them into police custody and interrogate them.
What is the truth?
15 people have been arrested in connection with the incident in which 42 people died after consuming spurious liquor in Gujarat. Also, 6 policemen have been dismissed and 2 SPs have been transferred. There is no indication in the news that those arrested in connection with this incident are from Pakistan.
On the contrary, News 18 published on 26th July, “Police revealed names of three main accused – Jayesh alias Raju, the godown manager of a company associated with the business of Methyl, his relative Sanjay and Pintu, who ordered for 200 litres of methyl worth Rs 60,000 and then distributed it in the name of alcohol.”
And no such news card was published on Sun News Channel on July 28. The news card of Sun News Channel which is going viral has been edited.
Also, doing a reverse search of the photo of the arrestees in the viral news card, it was taken on July 22 when the police arrested 8 people for offering ‘namaz’ in a public place where the weekly market was held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Subsequently, it has been published on the website ‘jammubulletin’ that the court has given them bail after warning them.
The news circulating about the arrest of 8 Pakistanis for brewing spurious liquor in Gujarat and the court order to take them into police custody for investigation is fake.
It is known that fake news has been created using the photo of people arrested for praying in public in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.