Lucknow: In a viral video which is cracking up netizens, policemen of Uttar Pradesh are seen galloping like horses with baton between their legs as a part of a drill. The 16-second bizarre clip, is of a mock drill in Ferozabad district held on November 8 in the police lines, a day before the Ayodhya verdict was pronounced by the Supreme Court. Also Read - UP Cop Who Mimicked Gunshot Sound in Viral 'Thain Thain' Video Injured in Encounter

Dedending the move, Inspector Ram Ikshah said, ”The mock drill was related to the crowd management, since we did not have horses, we symbolically conducted the exercise where the cops presumed that they were on a horseback.” Also Read - UP: Cop mimics gunshot sound after pistol falters

After the video invited hilarious reactions online, Firozabad police posted a clarification and explained that they had to resort to make believe horses since the academy didn’t have ‘real’ horses.

The tweet explained that ,”During a riot control drill, police teams have a formation to deal with the unruly men and rioters. In the formation, the third team is horse mounted police units. Due to the absence of horse-drawn police in the district, the police action has been made a symbolic exercise by the constables.”

However, many people mocked the drill and many compared it to Harry Potter’s quidditch game where they ride on magical brooms.

Notably, in a similar funny incident few months ago, a video had emerged in Sambhal which policemen were seen shouting ‘Thain, Thain’ when the bullet got stuck in their rifle during an encounter.

Well, they never fail to entertain!