Fact Check: These three IPS officers are NOT siblings; don't fall for false claims

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A picture of three IPS officers has gone viral all over social media in which they can be seen seated together. The social media posts claim that the three IPS officers are siblings.
The Facebook caption read, ‘3 Siblings! Everyone is an IPS Officer!🙏🏻🔥❤️😍
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We also found a similar post on Twitter as well.

Another post about three IPS Officers can be seen here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.
On putting the pictures through Google Reverse Image search, we found the same picture on a Facebook page by the name of Tushar Gupta.

Taking a cue from the above, we ran a keyword search using ‘Tushar Gupta IPS’ and found the Instagram profile of IPS Tushar Gupta.
On his Instagram profile, we found the same picture but the post does not say anything about their relationship.

IPS Officers Shrut Kirti Soryavansham and Pooja Vashist were also tagged in the post that took us to their original profiles. Their real profile does not claim that they are siblings.
On digging further, we checked the Facebook profile of IPS Tushar Gupta and found two family members, Sagar Gupta(Brother) and Sahil Gupta(Cousin), were listed in the about section of Facebook. The profile also claims that IPS Tushar Gupta is from Chandigarh.

We also looked at IPS Shrut Kirti Somavanshi Facebook profile and found that IPS Soomavanshi is from Rae Bareli in the about section.

With the help of Facebook profile of IPS Tushar Gupta and IPS Shrut Kirti Somavanshi, we found that they belong to different states.
We contacted IPS Shrut Kirti Somavanshi and he claims that the information is false. Also, on September 6, 2020, IPS Shrut Kirti Somavanshi posted an Instagram story of the same picture claiming “False information, refrain from sharing”.
We also found the list of IPS Cadre allotment of Civil Service Exam 2017. Here found the names of the three IPS officers who belong to different states.

Hence, the truth is that the three IPS Officers in social media posts are batchmates and not siblings. Don’t fall for false and misleading claims.

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