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On-camera Gunpoint Robbery In Pakistan's Lahore Circulated As Taking Place In India's Punjab

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • A video has been doing the rounds on social media in India and has people terrified
  • In the viral Facebook post, it can be seen that a few men on bikes trotting with weapons are stopping motorists and robbing them at gunpoint
  • But contrary to the post, the incident did not happen in India's Punjab but in Pakistan's Lahore

A video has been doing the rounds on social media in India and has people terrified. In the viral clip, it can be seen that a few men on bikes trotting with weapons are stopping motorists and robbing them at gunpoint. The crime appears to have been captured on CCTV. And the incident in the viral video is being claimed to have taken place in Punjab.

As per reports, a Facebook user called Mukesh Patel posted the video with the caption- "Look at the condition of our Rajpura. The boys are walking around openly, with the pistols in their hands. The administration is bribed. This is the reason why such boys are looting the people. The police should scare them and not the public." The video is being played in the screen above.

However, the entire incident actually happened on June 25, 2019, not in Punjab, India but in Pakistan's Lahore. Read the facts on the incident below.

Truth about the robbery

The incident was reported on Pakistani media on June 26, 2019. As per their reports, it took place in Nawab town near Nasheman Iqbal Phase 1 in Lahore. In the video tweeted by Pakistani media, one can see the date and time of the CCTV footage which says -  June 25, 2019, at 1:41 PM.

Pakistani media's coverage of the crime incident:

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