Unrelated Photos Falsely Shared As Weapons Seized From UP Mosque

BOOM had previously debunked the same claim when it was viral as weapons seized in a Gujarat mosque.

Claim

Two unrelated photos of displayed weapons viral with the caption, "Weapons seized in a Mosque in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. All six accused along with Maulvi arrested." (In Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश के बिजनौर के मदरसे में बरामद हथियारों का जखीरा व सभी 6 आरोपी मौलवी गिरफ्तार हुए !!)

Fact

Two unrelated and old photos - one from police investigation and the other from Tumblr have been revived with a communal narrative weapons were seized in a Uttar Pradesh mosque. The post further claims that the Maulvi of the mosque was arrested by UP police. The collage in one picture shows guns displayed on a sofa and the other from a press conference. BOOM found that the picture of guns on the sofa is from a Tumblr post and the other photo is from a 2016 press conference by Rajkot police, Gujarat following a raid at a hotel running an illegal arms racket. BOOM had earlier debunked the same photo when it was viral as weapons seized from a mosque in Gujarat.

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Updated On: 2020-01-30T17:04:38+05:30
Claim Review :  Photo of diplayed guns and swords shared as weapons seized from a mosque in Gujarat.
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Fact Check :  False
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