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Old Video Of Tyre Stuffed With Currency Notes Falsely Linked To Upcoming Karnataka Elections

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Claim

Ahead of the 2023 Karnataka Elections, a tyre stuffed with currency notes was seized in the state.

2023 Karnataka Elections
Screengrab from tweet by @Ananth_IRAS

Archived versions of such posts can be seen here and here.

Also Read: Viral Video Does Not Show Congress’ DK Shivakumar On Door-To-Door Campaign Ahead Of Karnataka Elections

Fact

A Google lens search on the keyframes of the viral video led us to a report by NDTV, dated April 21, 2019, titled ‘Watch: ₹ 2.3 Crore Cash Seized From Car’s Spare Tire In Karnataka.’

Carrying a screengrab from the viral video, the report stated, “The Income Tax department has had its hands full this election season, with various incidents of cash being seized from across the country. In its latest haul, the department busted ₹ 2.3 crore in cash from the spare tyre of a car travelling from Bengaluru to Shivamogga in Karnataka.”

tyre stuffed with currency notes
Screengrab from NDTV website

It further stated that according to a statement by the IT department, “The intelligence suggested that the person is accumulating cash for distribution for election purposes. A seizure of ₹ 1 crore has been made so far in this case.Both these were cases where the seized cash was meant for distribution during elections.”

Also Read: Did BJP Distribute Money In Exchange For Votes in Karnataka?

The report also featured an ANI tweet, dated April 20, 2019, carrying a slightly shorter version of the viral video.

Screengrab from a tweet by @ANI

A Times of India report, dated April 20, 2019, also featured the viral video while detailing the IT department’s election-related raids in Karnataka.

Other reports on the incident can be seen here, here and here.

Hence, a 2019 video showing a tyre stuffed with currency notes during an IT raid is falsely being linked to the 2023 Karnataka Elections. 

Result: False

Sources
Report By NDTV, Dated April 21, 2019
Tweet By ANI, Dated April 20, 2019
Report By Times of India, Dated April 20, 2019


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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