Kapil Sibal moved a petition in the London High Court to stop Vijay Mallya's extradition: No, its a fake news

Reported on 2019-02-08 03:12:52.0 by FactHunt Admin

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A few days back UK home secretary Sajid Javid had signed an order to extradite Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India to face charges of financial irregularities running into thousands of crores of rupees. He has 14 days to appeal the decision.

As the Indian government is trying hard to bring back fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, a message going viral on social media claims that Congress leader Kapil Sibal moved a petition in the London High Court to stop his extradition. 

A Facebook page NAMO shared the news on 6th February with a caption "Breaking News".

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Our Investigation

When we searched for media reports, we couldn't find any reliable article on this. In fact, we found many sarcastic tweets about the case. The Unpaid Times, a sarcastic twitter handle tweeted that Vijay Mallya is in talks with Kapil Sibbal to fight his case.

We found a report on a satirical website fakingnews.com. The headline of the report is the same as in the post shared by the Facebook page NAMO which shows that it was picked from this report.

Faking News is a satirical website whose disclaimer reads, "Content of this website unless categorised as 'Editorial' is a work of fiction".

In the past, we have published reports covering several instances when social media users and journalists fall for satirical news.

Fact

The screenshot being shared on social media is a work of fiction by Faking News which has been mischievously put up in a way that it looks like real news.

 

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