Fact Check: Old Image From MP Viral To Claim Allahabad University Students Arrested For Making Bombs

An image of some people with cops standing outside of a police station is doing rounds on social media. It is being shared with a claim that 25 students of Allahabad University were arrested by UP Police for making bombs.

The text attached to the image read, “आतंकवाद का नया अड्डा इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय हॉस्टल 25 छात्र बम बनाते पकड़े 58 कमरे सील मीडिया खामोश क्योंकि एक भी मुस्लिम नाम नही.”

(English Translation: The new hub of terrorism, Allahabad University Hostel, 25 students caught making bombs, 58 rooms sealed, the media silent because there is not a single Muslim name.)

Here’s the link to the above post. The post was shared extensively on Facebook.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture in an article by media outlet Mandsaur Sandesh dated July 14, 2019.

In the article, it has been mentioned that 15 men and 8 women were arrested for running a sex racket.

The same news was also covered by Patrika in July 2019. As per the report, the Ratlam Police raided a red light area located in Parwalia village in Madhya Pradesh, where 15 youths and 9 girls (including 1 minor) were arrested for involvement in a sex racket. The report further mentioned that the girls were sent to Ratlam after a medical test.

NewsMobile also debunked the same image in 2019 when it was shared with a claim that these people were arrested for kidnapping children.

No! These people were not arrested for kidnapping children

Hence, from the above fact check, it is clear that the viral picture is old and is being shared with a false claim.

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