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Fake news: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has not been arrested by Delhi police

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New Delhi, June 26: Amid nationwide farmers protest, a news claiming the arrest of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait has been doing rounds on social media. Minutes later, the Delhi Police countered the claim, dubbing it as being 'fake news'.

Rakesh Tikait

Police also said action will be taken against those spreading such fake news.

"Fake news! News related to arrest of Rakesh Tikait is incorrect. Pl stay away from such fake news/tweets. Action will be taken for spreading such false news/tweets," Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Priyanka Kashyap tweeted.

BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik also said that Tikait was not arrested.

"Tikait was not arrested by police. He''s still at the Ghazipur protest site where demonstration is underway against the farm laws. No conflict situation at the protest site," Malik said.

Fact Check

Claim

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait arrested during farmers march.

Conclusion

No such arrest has been made

Rating

False
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