As Bihar gears up for upcoming Assembly Elections, a photo is being shared on social media with the claim that people are smuggling alcohol in the state.
Alcohol is banned in Bihar since April 2016.
“शराब प्रतिबंधित प्रदेश बिहार में शराब की होम डिलीवरी करने के लिए युवाओं ने निकाला नया जुगाड़। फोटो सोशल मीडिया में हुई वाइरल।”the post claimed.
(Youths pulled out new jugaad for home delivery of liquor in the liquor-restricted state of Bihar.)
Here’s the link to the above post. Here’s the link to another post.
NewsMobile fact checked the image and found that it is old.
We put the image through Reverse Image Search and found a report from 2016 featuring the same image.
We also found several tweets dated 2014, featuring the same image.
How not to smuggle alcohol from Goa. pic.twitter.com/hdadpJNim9
— That Goan Guy (@schmmuck) September 26, 2014
— FaN oF AkShAy KuMaR (@SinghRowdysingh) September 26, 2014
NewsMobile independently couldn’t identify the origin or location of the above picture but from the above fact check, it is clear that the picture is circulation is at least 6 years old and has no relation with Bihar.
Hence we can safely conclude that the picture in circulation is misleading as it is being shared with claims that it was a recent picture while in reality it is an old one.
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