A video of police officers arresting two people from a railway station is gathering a lot of traction on social media. It has been claimed police arrested terrorists in Gujarat’s Dahod city. Sharing the video, Facebook user Akash Kumar wrote, “See how the brave soldiers of the country caught terrorists in Dahod station #Jaihind…”. It had garnered over 59,000 views at the time of writing.

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A Facebook page titled ‘E UP Hai Chacha’ also posted the video with the same claim, where it garnered 50 million views and 6,700 shares before it was deleted. (Archive link)

Facebook page ‘HN24 News’ shared the clip with the same claim. (Archive link)

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हमारे देश के वीर #सैनिक जवानों ने दाहोद स्टेशन पर पकड़ा आतंकवादी को #जयहिन्द

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It is being circulated widely on Facebook.


A closer look at the video confirms that it is from Dahod Railway Station.

Alt News performed a keyword search which led us to an article in the Gujarati newspaper Divya Bhaskar dated April 2. It states that on March 31, a mock drill was conducted in Dahod Railway Station. After the video went viral, rumours began spreading about terrorists being caught in areas around Dahod.

Therefore, a mock drill video at the railway station in Dahod city was shared as real. Social media users believed that terrorists were actually apprehended by the police. In the past, similar mock drill videos have been shared with misleading claims.

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Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.