Weapons Recovered from Gujarat Mosque? No, It’s Fake News 

The false claim of weapons having been recovered from a mosque in Gujarat were made in 2016 as well.

Updated25 Jul 2019, 05:39 AM IST
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CLAIM

A tweet, supported by pictures, claims that weapons were found in a mosque in Gujarat.

The viral tweet said: "Weapons are found from a mosque in Gujarat. @narendramodi ji is giving scholarship to them & they are buying weapons for riots."

It carried three images which showed multiple knives and swords and a speculative picture of the accused.

The tweet, which was removed later, had over 400 retweets and over 500 likes.

Weapons Recovered from Gujarat Mosque? No, It’s Fake News 
(Photo Courtesy: Screenshot of the tweet)

You can find the archived tweet here.

FACT

The claim made in the tweet is false.

A Google reverse search image led us to a report from 2016.

Weapons Recovered from Gujarat Mosque? No, It’s Fake News 
(Photo Courtesy: Google screenshot)

On searching further with the key words from the result, reports from The Times of India and Desh Gujarat confirmed the news.

According to the report, the Rajkot detection of crime branch and Kuvadava Road police busted a racket of illegal weapons on the Rajkot-Ahmedabad highway and five were held for the same.

GujaratHeadline had also tweeted the news with same pictures in 2016.

FAKE NEWS RESURFACES

Similar claims were made in the year 2016, to which the pictures date back.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit had shared the photo with the same claim back then.

Weapons Recovered from Gujarat Mosque? No, It’s Fake News 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

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Published: 24 Jul 2019, 04:06 PM IST
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