A video of a man admitting to stealing electricity by using a hook attached to a power supply line is circulating on social media as a recent situation in Karnataka after Congress won the Assembly elections in May, 2023. The video was tweeted with the caption, "Karnataka Electricity department is paying for the promises of #Congress #CongressMuktBharat".
BOOM had fact checked the same video in September 2021, when it was viral as India. We broke the video into keyframes and ran a reverse image search and found a tweet from July 27, 2020 by K- Electric, an energy company in Karachi, Pakistan. They tweeted the video with the caption, "Watch this man caught red handed!". We also found a YouTube link which featured the longer video. The description of the video stated that K-Electric had served the man a bill of 1.7 million Pakistani rupees.
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