Mock Drill Passed off as Robbery at Indian Overseas Bank in Maharashtra
The video is actually of a mock drill conducted by Ahmednagar police to raise awareness in the area.
A video which shows police nabbing robbers at a place is being widely shared on social media with a claim that a robbery happened at the Indian Overseas Bank in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
However, we found that it was a mock drill conducted by the Ahmednagar Police at the Shendi branch of the bank and not an actual robbery.
The two-minute video, which shows the police nabbing the robbers is being shared with the claim that reads: "Robbers caught red handed as people alerted police after hearing some sound coming from inside the bank. Bank was closed due to holiday (sic)."
WHAT WE FOUND
Speaking to The Quint, Ahmednagar Police Inspector Anil Katake said that it was a mock drill that was conducted at the Indian Overseas Branch on 1 September.
"The mock drill was to raise awareness among people about a telephonic security system, an initiative by Ahmednagar Police, in case of anti-social activities, for instance, theft or robbery."Anil Katake, Ahmednagar Police Inspector (Local Crime Branch)
Further, we reached out to a local reporter from Ahmednagar who helped us with visuals from the incident.
Clearly, a video of a mock drill is being falsely shared as video of robbers being nabbed.
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