Mock Drill Video at Virar D-Mart Shared As Real Terrorist Captured

The 45-second video shows a man, his face covered by a black cloth, being escorted by the police to a van.

Published16 Feb 2019, 09:35 AM IST
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CLAIM

A video is being circulated on social media, with the claim that a terrorist has been captured in a supermarket in Maharasthra's Virar.

The claim along with the video suggests that the terrorist was caught in a D-Mart in the region.

Terrorist got arrested in D Mart at Virar in Mumbai now today. Be alert anywhere now. He was having two rifles with him while catching him.

Posted by Shankaran Namboodiri on Friday, February 15, 2019

The 45-second video shows a man with his face covered by a black cloth, who is being escorted by the police to a van.

The video has been shared widely on Facebook.

Mock Drill Video at Virar D-Mart Shared As Real Terrorist Captured
(Photo: Facebook)

TRUE OR FALSE?

The video being circulated is that of a mock drill, which was conducted by the Palghar district police only hours after the deadly Pulwama attack on 14 February. An assistant sub-inspector at the Palghar district police station confirmed to The Quint that the video was indeed of a mock drill, which was conducted on Thursday.

According to Mid-Day, the drill was conducted by the police in association with the Riot Control Police and Quick Response Team. The drill reportedly took place around 5 pm on 14 February, and lasted close to 30 minutes, taking shoppers and others by surprise.

The video has been shared as an actual incident after a deadly attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF jawans.

The attack happened when a suicide bomber, allegedly driving a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives, rammed into a convoy. Two buses were the worst hit, one of them was carrying 39 personnel.

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