Fake news alert: Annamalai did not ask history-sheeter to bomb TN BJP office

A news card about the recent bomb attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party office in Tamil Nadu is widely being shared on social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  14 Feb 2022 9:30 AM GMT
Fake news alert: Annamalai did not ask history-sheeter to bomb TN BJP office

Hyderabad: A news card about the recent bomb attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party office in Tamil Nadu is widely being shared on social media.


Users claim that an accused of the incident, Karuka Vinoth had said BJP State President Annamalai had asked him to carry out the attack.

Click here to view the post going viral on Facebook.

Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter firstly noticed that the viral news card had a mention of 'Abpnadu'. We searched the viral news card on the social media handles of Abpnadu but found none.

We then began our investigation by searching about the incident that took place at Tamil Nadu BJP office.

According to a report published by The New Indian Express on February 11, 2022, "A history-sheeter was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday, hours after he allegedly hurled three petrol bombs at the Tamil Nadu BJP headquarters, Kamalalayam, in Chennai."

Meanwhile, during our investigation, we found a tweet by ANI on February 10, 2022. According to ANI, "Annamalai demanded NIA probe into the incident."

Many other mainstream media including The Hindu, NDTV, and Times Now News on the incident. However, none of the reports had anything similar to the viral claim.

Hence, it is evident that the viral claim is False. The viral news card is morphed.

Claim Review:Karuka Vinoth had said that Annamalai had asked him to do the petrol bomb attack at the BJP office in Tamil Nadu.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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