Fact Check: Was A Terrorist Caught In Hubli Bus Stand, Karnataka?

The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that a terrorist was captured at the Hubli bus stand in Karnataka.

Karnataka   |   28 Aug 2020 9:40 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Was A Terrorist Caught In Hubli Bus Stand, Karnataka?

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.

Fact Check:

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.

A longer version of the mock drill video can be seen here.

The Logical Indian reached out to S S Kamatagi, PI of Old Hubli Police Station, who confirmed that the video was of a mock drill.

News18 Kannada also picked the story. The report which was published on August 23 said that apart from Hubli bus stand, the police had also carried out a mock drill at the airport.

Therefore, the viral video shows a mock drill and not a real incident.

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Claim Review :  A terrorist was captured at the Hubli bus stand in Karnataka.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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