A video is gaining significant traction on various social media platforms. The video depicts a group of young individuals engaging in verbal and physical harassment towards a proprietor of a biryani establishment. Those who have shared this video assert that the biryani served at the shop was prepared using contaminated water from a drainage system(Gutter water).
While sharing this video, journalist Sagar Kumar of Sudarshan News wrote – “Warning Abusive Content. The mind of Jihadis is not even filled with “spit”. A pipe was put inside the gutter itself and then Biryani was made from that water, the utensils of Biryani were washed with the same gutter water. When people caught him, the shameless man started talking about giving 5 thousand bribe.”
Simultaneously, numerous other users have also shared this video.
Upon careful investigation, the DFRAC team observed that the gutter water was being discharged onto the road through the use of a motor pump. Additionally, our team noticed that phone numbers were inscribed on the posters of the Biryani shop.
Subsequently, we contacted the aforementioned phone number to inquire about the incident. The individual who answered identified himself as Subhan Ali. He informed us that his Biryani shop is situated in Pinjore, within the Panchkula district of Haryana. Subhan explained that due to the absence of a drainage system and the delayed arrival of tankers, his employee resorted to draining the gutter water onto the road using a motor pump. This action sparked controversy.
Subhan further disclosed that a group of young individuals entered his establishment and subjected him to verbal abuse and misconduct. He clarified that he utilizes filtered water for cooking purposes and submersible water for dishwashing. When our team asked about filing a complaint with the police, he told that no complaint has been lodged with the police.
According to the fact check conducted by DFRAC, it is evident that the claim circulating on social media is misleading. The controversy arose due to the issue of water being shed on the road, which is being falsely propagated as the use of gutter water for cooking biryani.