Indian Army Officer Snatching AK-47 from Terrorist, Video: Fact Check


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Indian Army Officer Snatching AK-47 from Terrorist, Video

Story:

Indian Army Officer Snatching AK-47 from Terrorist.
Awesome courage and planning at the risk of his own life.
Respect to Indian Police Force and Army.

Other Versions

1. Indian Army officer/JK police snatching AK-47 from a Terrorist

2. Brave Indian Army & J&K Police Officers Snatching AK 47 from a Terrorist

Fact Check:

A video in wide circulation on Facebook and Twitter purports to show a brave incident of Indian Army Officer Snatching AK-47 from Terrorist. The grabbing of the rifle is certainly a smart and brave incident, but the said story is a hoax.

Not Indian Army Officer Snatching AK-47 from Terrorist

The video showing the thrilling clip caught attention of viewers and it went viral on social media. Viewers bought the story easily and shared it also as a means of showing respect to Indian Army and Police. The truth of the matter, however, happens to be something else.

The Actual Incident

The incident in the video is in fact an old one, which took place in early March 2012 in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The man with AK-47 is not a terrorist, but Tariq Ahmed – a Jawan of Indian Territorial Army (TA) working with Rashtriya Rifles (RR). In contrast to the ‘terrorist’ claims, the incident is actually a violent aftermath of his marital discord.

Image of Indian Territorial Army Jawan Tariq Ahmed with AK-47
Indian Territorial Army Jawan Tariq Ahmed with AK-47

Tariq Ahmed suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship. On the fateful day he came back home with his service rifle. He went on rampage, also scaring neighborhood people who tried to pacify him. He fired indiscriminately, killing two women, including the purported lover’s mother and injuring two others. Allegedly, he then set his own house on fire and went on to rooftop scaring neighbors to bring back his wife and her alleged lover; wanting to kill them as well. Police and his colleagues rushed to the scene and overpowered him smartly, snatching the AK-47 gun from him. After all the ruckus, Police arrested Tariq Ahmed and booked him for murder. Shown below is a news report of the incident.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Jawan shoots two women in Poonch over marital discord


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Prashanth Damarla
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