Are lawyers exempted from paying toll tax? Here’s the truth

A picture of a letter is being shared online with a claim that lawyers have been exempted from paying toll tax on the national highways.

 

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked this and found it to be fake.

We checked the official social media account of the National Highways Authority of India and found a tweet where they clarified that no such exemption has been made.

NHAI clarifies that the user fee collection on National Highways is governed by NH fee rules. As per these rules, Advocates are not exempted from paying user fee (Toll) in NH Fee plazas, ” the tweet read. 

The same fake news was also called out by the Press Information Bureau of India in a tweet.

Moreover, we found the original letter on a Facebook page called Consortium Of Lawyers. Even though the claim attached to the letter says ‘No toll tax for Advocates’, the letter simply stated that ‘MORTH has received a letter dated November 13, 2019, regarding the request for the exemption of tax and it has been forwarded to the Chairman, NHAI‘.

ORIGINAL LETTER

The above information proves that the viral letter in circulation has been manipulated and is fake.

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