Post implementation of the Motor Vehicles Act on September 1, social media is buzzed with pictures and videos where people are seen ranting for paying penalty ten times the usual amount.
A picture of Police officers thrashing few men on the road became viral on the internet. In the video caption, it was stated that the men on the video did not abide traffic rules and were beaten by the Police for failing to pay the fine amount that the Police demanded.
On verifying the authenticity of the video, it was found that the video was a fake one. The video was originally taken in Rishi college, Rajasthan. The men in the video protested outside the college, claiming that there is a scam in the vote counting in the student union elections. The Police lathi charged to take control over the situation. This video is now mismatched in a wrong context, misguiding the public.
Sensational news on national policies and sensitive national issues must be fact-checked before shared on a public platform.