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Edited Image of Arvind Kejriwal Viral After Arrest By ED

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Arvind Kejriwal urinated in his pants after being apprehended by ED officials.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal following searches at his official residence and an interrogation lasting nearly two hours. The arrest is reportedly linked to a money laundering investigation concerning the excise policy case of the Delhi government. Kejriwal has been remanded in the custody of ED till March 28.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here. We received this ticket on our Whatsapp tipline (9999499044), too, requesting us to fact-check it.

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search, which led us to this ProKerala article, dated June 6, 2022,  featuring a similar photo. “Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives in Ahmedabad to participate in a Tirangaa Yatra in Mehsana,on Monday,” read the caption, crediting the photo to IANS. A similar media report featuring the photo can be seen here,confirming that it predates Kejriwal’s arrest.

A comparison of the two photos clearly shows that the viral image (right) was digitally altered, especially considering Kejriwal’s shirt and the officials accompanying him.

Also Read: Virat Kohli Watching Rahul Gandhi’s Press Conference? No, Viral Photo Is Digitally Altered

Result: Altered Image

Source
ProKerala report, June  6, 2022
Image analysis


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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