Fact Check: Mock drill conducted by UP police shared with communal claims

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A video of police taking down a man at a check post is doing the rounds on social media with a claim that it is of UP police capturing a ‘Jihadi’.

“चौरे बाजार की घटना
जय योगी राज👌👌 जेहादियों क्या तुम्हें नही पता था कि ये UP का अयोध्या मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम श्री राम की धरातल है God job UP police” the caption read.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found that it is of a mock drill.
We put the keyframes of the video through a search along with relevant keywords and found a tweet dated April 4, stating that video is of a mock drill conducted by Ayodhya police at Ayodhya- Sultanpur border.

The same video was also uploaded by VK News. “लॉकडाउन के बीच अयोध्या की बॉर्डर पर ये क्या हो रहा है? Police Mock Drill @ Ayodhya Sultanpur border” the title read.

The same video was also uploaded by many local entities.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the video is of a Mock drill and the claim attached to it is FAKE.

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