A video showing a man who is kneeling and has face covered and hands behind his head, is being circulated on social media platforms. In the 15-second clip, the man can be seen surrounded by policemen pointing guns at him. Social media posts claim that a terrorist was captured at Hubli bus stand in Karnataka.
"Terrorist at Hubli bus stand Karnataka state," reads the caption of one such post.
A terrorist was captured at the Hubli bus stand in Karnataka.
The claim is false.
A Google Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid. This led to a report by Hubballi Times, which was published on August 22. The report carried a scene from the viral video.
According to the report, the video starts with a commotion inside a North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NKWRTC) bus. However, the entire exercise seen in the video is actually a mock drill.
The drill was conducted by the Hubballi-Dharwad police and emergency workers in an effort to create awareness amongst the citizens to alert citizen.
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