Mock drill video of a police encounter is viral as arrest video of corona ‘jihadis’.

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A video of policemen is viral with the below-given text is viral on the social media platforms.

“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”

Translation: “Chaure Bazar incident Jai Yogi Raj, Jihadis didn’t you know that this is the land of Ayodhya Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram of UP”

Claim: The video claims to be of an encounter between corona Jihadis and police, which took place at a checking barricade in Ayodhya.





With the help of the keyframes of this viral video, we conducted a reverse image search and it led us to a local news organization VK NEWS youtube video channel. The highlighted description of the video image given below itself says that this video is of an anti-terror mock drill conducted by Ayodhya Police on 4th April 2020.


Even the audio of this video also clearly states that this is a mock drill by police officials from Kotwali Bikapur of Ayodhya District. This mock drill was done near chamauli village.

On further scrolling official twitter handle of the Ayodhya Police, we found official clarification which stated that a video of anti-terror attack demo which was conducted on 4th April 2020 is being circulated as a misleading/fake news.

Therefore in our investigation, the claims made by this video are fake and it does not have any connection with corona.

Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.