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Posted On: 27 September 2018 04:04 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Fake news alert: No new fines introduced for traffic violations

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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A fake image showing a sharp rise in traffic fines is being circulated on social media channels. The image showing new traffic fines, claiming that it is from Qatar police department. It is being shared on social media (specially on WhatsApp) where extra rates are mentioned for every violation with the highest being QR 10,000 along with one month jail term for jumping red signal.

The picture also includes the MOI logo along with that information to make it look more authentic.

Ministry of Interior has repeatedly cautioned people in Qatar against spreading rumours without verifying the news. It is always better to check the source of the news or else get in touch with authorities or news organizations using their social media handles to confirm the information.

Earlier, Ministry of Interior had warned action against those found to be spreading false news after many such news were spreading on Whatsapp groups and it was creating panic among residents in Qatar.

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