Amit Shah did NOT call Sushant Singh Rajput a cricketer in his condolence tweet; here’s the truth

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A screenshot of a tweet attributed to Union Minister Amit Shah is being circulated on social media.
In a tweet, the Union Home Minister expressed his condolences for Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who died of suicide on June 14, 2020.
In the viral screengrab, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is purported to have addressed actor Sushant Singh Rajput as a ‘cricketer’.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false.
We scanned through the official Twitter handle of Amit Shah and found the original tweet.
“Anguished to learn about the sad and untimely demise of the young and very talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He will always be remembered for his contribution to Indian cinema. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and followers. ” Shah tweeted on June 14, 2020.

Moreover, a few days ago, NewsMobile debunked a similar tweet that was attributed to Rahul Gandhi. In the previous fact check, we established that the condolence tweet by Rahul Gandhi was morphed and edited.
Below’s the original tweet by Rahul Gandhi.

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Hence, from the above information, we can conclude that the viral post is morphed and fake.

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