HYDERABAD: Pictures of armed men breaking into a coaching center in Kota, Rajasthan are viral on social media.
The pictures seem to show soldiers in uniforms being posted around the coaching institute. Some pictures show a man lying on the floor. Not only social media users, but few media organizations also shared the incident claiming it to be real.
The claim that this is a real incident is false.
NewsMeter found a news bulletin by First India News Rajasthan that states that a mock drill was organized by the district administration and police keeping in mind the security arrangements in the coaching premises of Kota Resonance Institute.
The headline reads: "Armed miscreants entered Kota Coaching Center, heavy police left for Japta. Mock Drill."
The same was also reported by Patrika and TIS Media. In view of the Independence preparations, the police administration organized a mock drill a day earlier. Under the drill, four people were kidnapped and taken hostage in the coaching center. After this the teams of Police, Special Commando Force, BDS, ATS, rescued the hostages.
The Facebook community page of Kota also shared a post to dismiss the rumors. The text on the image reads, "It was just a mock drill building to check the preparations for Independence day.
Evidently, the viral pictures are of a mock drill that took place at a coaching center in Kota. The incident is not real.
Thus, the claim is false.