Rhea Chakraborty who is currently being investigated by the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and now the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. India Today's Rajdeep Sardesai had recently hosted a conversation with Rhea Chakraborty on all the allegations levelled against her.
In light of this, a video of Rajdeep Sardesai being heckled by a crowd is being circulated on social media with the claim that it was a reaction to the anchor's recent interview.
Rajdeep Sardesai was heckled by a crowd after he recently interviewed Rhea Chakraborty.
The claim is false.
A Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames and also using InVid.
This led to the same video on YouTube. Titled 'Rajdeep Sardesai fight: FULL VIDEO Rajdeep exposed New York' was uploaded by the channel 'News Hour India' on September 29, 2014.
A keyword search based on this led to an article on the incident by NDTV. According to the report, Rajdeep Sardesai was heckled near Madison Square Garden by a group who had gathered there to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was scheduled to address Indian Americans. The incident occurred in September 2014.
The journalist had himself tweeted on the incident.
Glad we caught the idiots on cam. Only way to shame the mob is to show them. #ModiAtMadison— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 28, 2014
Great crowd at Modison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo! #ModiAtMadison— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 28, 2014
First, Kick and abuse while I am on cam asking questions, then release video selectively. Rule of the mob.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 29, 2014
Further, the words 'square' and 'garden' are visible in the viral video. Below is a comparison of the scene from the video (left) and the signboard (taken from Wikipedia) of Madison Square Garden in New York (right):
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