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An old video of cop taking money from woman on railway tracks shared as police taking bribe from migrants

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An old video from July 2019 shared with a claim that Gujarat Cops are taking money from migrant workers during the lockdown. The video is not related to the problem faced by migrants during the lockdown. 

A video is going viral on social media in which a policeman is seen taking money from a woman. It is claimed that the Railway Police in Gujarat is charging money to poor laborers to let them walk on the railway track.

Former actress and Congress leader Nagma shared the video showing a cop taking money from a woman on railway tracks with a claim that "Gujarat Cops taking money from Migrant workers women".

The viral video received 5,271 views, 475 Likes, and 243 retweets at the time of writing this article.

A Facebook user name Sujata Paul- India First  also shared the video with a caption "In Gujarat Model, police is charging money from the workers walking on the railway tracks."

The viral post received 3,694 likes and 14,700 views at the time of writing this article.

Fact Check 

In our investigation, we found that the viral video is one year old from July 2019. The video is not related to the problem faced by migrants during the current situation of ongoing lockdown.

The video was tweeted by DeshGujarat on July 13, 2019 with a caption, 'RPF jawans in Surat dismissed from service after his video taking bribe from bootlegger women goes viral'. The link of the news article of 'DeshGujarat' was also shared in the tweet. According to the articlethe Railway Police Force (RPF) jawan whose video taking bribe from liquor trafficker women on a railway track went viral was sacked from the service.

We also found a video on YouTube uploaded by TV9 Gujarati on 12 July 2019. The Caption of the video reads "Video of RPF jawan accepting money from women supplying liquor in Surat goes viral".

In conclusion, an old video from July 2019 shared with a claim that Gujarat Cops are taking money from migrant workers during the lockdown. The video is not related to the problem faced by migrants during the lockdown. 

Even though the video is old, there are several reports of police taking bribes during the lockdown. According to reports, two Hyderabad constables were suspended for taking bribe during COVID-19 lockdown.

In Bihar as well two policemen were suspended and sent to jail for issuing a transit ‘permit’ after extracting Rs 500 from commuters who violated the lockdown rules.

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