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Fact-Check: Man walks around with a sword in the presence of Tripura police?

In the last few hours, a video has been circulating widely on Twitter. The video shows a man with a sword walking around in the presence of what looks like a policeman.

The man is wearing an orange kurta the colour of which is historically associated with the Hindu right. In the last few weeks, Tripura has seen a surge in communal violence due to which many videos and pictures have been circulating online.

This particular video has been posted multiple times getting thousands of views.

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Video getting over 9,000 views

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Video was then posted multiple times.

Fact-Check:

Since the video has now become a viral sensation, Tripura police themselves verified the claim and released a statement that the video is not from Tripura. Attached below is Cyber Crime Tripura’s statement on the video:

Tripura Police’s statement

Since the claim has been debunked by Tripura Police, this claim is false.

Tripura Police’s statement