A picture is making rounds on social media in which it is claimed that Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu along with other workers were thrashed in Punjab.
The caption of the picture says, “ठोको ठोको ताली ठोको (सिद्धू) कांग्रेसियों की धुलाई पंजाब मे 😅😅😅 IPL T20 के छक्के लगे”
(Translation- Clap clap(Sidhu) Congress workers got beaten up in Punjab. Got IPL T20 sixes)
At the time of filing the post got over 76,000 shares.
इमरान खान के भाई सिद्धु को
देशभक्त पंजाबीयो ने दौड़ा दौड़ा कर मारा 😜🤟😂😂
We found the same picture with similar claims-
The caption reads- इमरान खान के भाई सिद्धु को देशभक्त पंजाबीयो ने दौड़ा दौड़ा कर मारा❗ 😜🤟😂
😂 गद्दार सिद्धु को सबक सिखाने वाले उन देशभक्तो सलाम करता हूँ
(Translation- Imran Khan’s brother Sidhu was beaten by patriotic Punjabis. I salute those patriots who taught the lesson to Sidhu)
Team of fact-checkers at NewsMobile checked the viral picture and found that the claim attached to the photo is FAKE.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture on Hindustan Times.
The photo was taken on September 25, 2016 during a bike rally, led by District Congress Committee (rural) president Gurjit Singh Aujla.
The above information proves that the person in the photo is not Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu.
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