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Fact check: "Rs.350 to be deducted from bank account for not voting" is fake

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | December 03, 2021 10:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: A fake news story of an anonymous Hindi newspaper under the headline “Rs 350 will be deducted from bank account for not polling vote” has gone viral on social media.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer said that they have investigated the this news, which is being circulated on the various social media platforms over the last few days, and found it totally baseless and fabricated.

The spokesperson also urged the people of the state to inform the Election Commission of India and the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab if they found any such misleading message going viral on social media in future. He said that the people can visit the official website ceopunjab.gov.in to get correct and accurate information about the new election orders.

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