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.
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.
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.
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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