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Image From 2017 IAF Chopper Crash Passed Off As Recent Gadchiroli Naxal Attack

Image From 2017 IAF Chopper Crash Passed Off As Recent Gadchiroli Naxal Attack

The images are not from the recent Gadchiroli Naxalite attack but from an Indian Air Force chopper crash in 2017.

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Claim

"Even coffins were not provided for the jawans who died in Gadchiroli. The bodies were packed in carton boxes and polythene. Look at the misdeeds of these politicians who seek vote in the name of martyrs. The murderers of our soldiers and the real enemy of this country are none other than BJP leaders and their government." (Hindi: "गढ़ चिरौली में शहीद हुए जवानों के शवों के लिए ताबूत तक नहीं दिए गए ! उन्हें गत्ते के डिब्बों और पोलीथीन में पैक कर दिया ! देखो शहीदों के नाम पर वोट मांगने वाले फर्जी राष्ट्रवादियों के काले कारनामे ! असल में हमारे जवानों के कातिल ,और इस देश का असली दुश्मन ,कोई और नहीं बीजेपी के नेता और उनकी सरकार है !")

Fact

The images are not from the recent Gadchiroli Naxalite attack but from an Indian Air Force chopper crash in 2017. The incident which took place in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, had claimed the lives of seven IAF and military personnel. Their bodies were flown back in cartons and tarpaulin and the Indian Air Force had to face media flak over the incident back then. The same image had been misused in the aftermath of Pulwama attack too.

 To read more click here

Claim

"Even coffins were not provided for the jawans who died in Gadchiroli. The bodies were packed in carton boxes and polythene. Look at the misdeeds of these politicians who seek vote in the name of martyrs. The murderers of our soldiers and the real enemy of this country are none other than BJP leaders and their government." (Hindi: "गढ़ चिरौली में शहीद हुए जवानों के शवों के लिए ताबूत तक नहीं दिए गए ! उन्हें गत्ते के डिब्बों और पोलीथीन में पैक कर दिया ! देखो शहीदों के नाम पर वोट मांगने वाले फर्जी राष्ट्रवादियों के काले कारनामे ! असल में हमारे जवानों के कातिल ,और इस देश का असली दुश्मन ,कोई और नहीं बीजेपी के नेता और उनकी सरकार है !")

Fact

The images are not from the recent Gadchiroli Naxalite attack but from an Indian Air Force chopper crash in 2017. The incident which took place in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, had claimed the lives of seven IAF and military personnel. Their bodies were flown back in cartons and tarpaulin and the Indian Air Force had to face media flak over the incident back then. The same image had been misused in the aftermath of Pulwama attack too.

  To read more click here

Claim Review : Image claims bodies of police personnel who died in Gadchiroli naxal attack were kept in carton boxes and polythene

Fact Check : FALSE

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Sumit is a fact checker and the News Editor of Boom's Hindi wing. In the six years of his journalistic career, he has worked with the New Indian Express, Times of India and Deccan Chronicle. The dynamic nature of digital media finally made him take the leap from print to online, and don the hat of a digital detective.

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