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Fact Check: Did Police recently find weapons in a Mosque in Gujarat

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Rumour

A Twitter user Kiran Jain tweeted a few pictures of police officers with weapons to claim that these weapons were recovered from a mosque in Gujarat. She further claims that if all the mosques in India will be checked then they will find more such weapons. He tweet has more than 1.7k retweets at the time of writing this article.

One of our readers tagged us in the tweet to verify the claim. The same set of pictures is viral on Facebook as well. A Facebook user Amar Singh Bhiduri shared the picture and wrote, "Azad sacrificed his life fighting for India's freedom and people who took his life were not foreigners but dual-faced Indians. That history is ready to be repeated. These weapons were found in only one mosque in Gujarat. This is a conspiracy to finish Hindus."

Our Investigation

We did a reverse image search and found a tweet by Gaurav Pradhan dated March 6, 2016, which proves that the viral pictures are at least 3 and half years old. According to his tweet, Police had seized weapons in Rajkot, Gujarat.

We also found a report by the Times of India dated March 6, 2016, which supports the claim made by Gaurav Pradhan.

On further research, we found that smhoaxslayer.com had also debunked this picture in 2017 when the same set of pictures were going viral on social media with a claim that weapons have been recovered from a temple.

We searched for any news report about weapons being recovered from a mosque but couldn't find any recent news. The closest report we could find was of a report of explosives and weapons being seized from a vacant building in the premises of Manappuram mosque at Edakkad in Kannur district of Kerala. However, this happened in 2010.

Fact

The set of viral photos is an old one from Rajkot in Gujarat.

In March 2016, Gujarat police had raided a shop on the Rajkot-Ahmedabad highway and seized these weapons that were being openly being sold there.

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