The video showing a man taking a bath in the milk-filled tub is not from Punjab's Verka dairy plant. The viral video is from Turkey.
According to Business Today, the man in the video, Emre Sayar, did the prank at a dairy center in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, located in Turkey. The clip, which was shared on TikTok in 2020 by a user named Ugur Turgut, shows Emre Sayar sitting inside a metal tub in a processing room. He fills a jug with milky liquid and pours it over himself. Ugur Turgut and Emre Sayar were workers at the dairy center.
Ali Ergin, the head of the Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry in Konya, said they launched an investigation into the matter and filed a complaint against the company with the Konya Chief Prosecutor's Office. The dairy plant was also issued a fine and shut down. Ugur Turgut was fired after the incident, but he said that Emre Sayar did not take a bath in milk, claiming instead that the liquid was a mix of water and cleaning material, Business Today reports.
The same video with the watermark of Verka dairy center located in Punjab, India, has again circulated on different social media platforms. Officials from Verka were alerted about the viral footage. After that, Verka, the state-owned cooperative dairy organization, lodged a complaint with the cyber cell under the Information Technology Act of 2000, seeking to arrest those behind the circulation of the video. During a press conference, the general manager of the Verka milk plant, Rupinder Singh Sekhon, said that the video had no relation to Verka and clarified it had been shot in Turkey in 2020. Sekhon urged residents to share the details of people involved in sharing such videos on social media, so Verka could take legal action against those found circulating such videos, MSN reports.
Harpal Singh Cheema, Finance minister of Punjab, also condemned the act and warned necessary action would be taken against those who tried to harm Verka's image by circulating the video.
Since the viral video is not from Punjab and has nothing to do with Verka Milk Plant, we have marked this claim as false.