A video is being shared on Facebook with the claim that UP Police caught ‘Coronavirus jihadists’ at Chor Bazaar. Let’s analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Uttar Pradesh Police catching ‘Coronavirus jihadists’ at Chor Bazaar.
Fact: The video is that of an ‘anti-terror attack’ mock drill conducted by the Bikapur Police in Ayodhya (UP). So, the claim is FALSE.
In the video, a board with the text ‘Chor Bazaar- Faizabad’ can be seen. So, when searched on the Twitter account of ‘Ayodhya Police’, a tweet by them regarding the video was found. In that tweet made on 5 April 2020, upon asked by a user to clarify the context of the video, the Ayodhya Police clarified that it is a ‘demo’ video. They also attached another tweet, dated 4 April 2020, with the information that the video is a part of an ‘anti-terror demo’. In another tweet of Ayodhya Police, they enclosed a news report of that mock drill conducted up by the Bikapur Police.
To sum it up, a video of an ‘anti-terror attack’ mock drill is being shared as ‘Coronavirus jihadists arrested in UP’.
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Originally published at Factly