Video Of Drunk Policeman With 'Change In Punjab Begins' Claim Is From 2017

Viral posts shared the video with captions taking a jibe at the recently formed AAP government in Punjab and its chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann.

An old video showing a turbaned man in police uniform and in an inebriated state is being shared on social media with captions taking a jibe at the newly-formed Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab.

BOOM found that the video is from 2017 and the claims made with the posts are unrelated.

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Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann, a standup comedian-turned-politician, won from the Dhuri seat and is the chief minister-designate for Punjab. AAP received a thumping victory by winning 92 of the 117 Assembly seats in the state.

Mann, who had on an earlier occasion publicly vowed not to take liquor again, is all set to take oath as Punjab's new CM on March 16.

The 57-second-long video shows a man in Khaki turban and police uniform struggling to get on his feet. The person recording the video can be seen pointing towards an empty liquor bottle lying on the ground next to the inebriated man. The video has been overlaid with a Punjabi song.

The video has been shared on Twitter taking a jibe at Mann. The caption reads 'When your CM is Pegwant Mann'.

The tweet is archived here.

Another Twitter user has shared the video with a caption reading 'Bhagwant Mann AAP Rule Starts in Punjab'.

Click here for archive.

The video has been shared widely on Facebook with Hindi captions taking a dig at Mann and AAP, and suggesting that the video is recent.

A Hindi caption with the Facebook post translates to 'Changes begin in Punjab'.

(Hindi: पंजाब में बदलाव आना शुरू हो गया.)

Click here and here to watch more Facebook posts.

Fact Check

BOOM preformed a reverse image search on keyframes of the video and found that the same video was uploaded on YouTube in 2017.

We found the same video uploaded on YouTube on April 13, 2017 with a title 'UDTA PUNJAB Drunk Punjab Police Officer (ਫਲਾਇਰ ਪੰਜਾਬ)'.

The original video has no music and we can hear people speaking in the background.

The same video was also shared on Twitter in August 2017.

BOOM could not trace the origin of the video but we were able to confirm that it is at least five years old.

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Updated On: 2022-03-14T11:48:02+05:30
Claim :   Change has begun in Punjab after the formation of Aam Aadmi Partys new government
Claimed By :  Facebook Posts & Twitter users
Fact Check :  False
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