Fact Check: Uttarakhand Police Is Not Running A Mask Checking Drive; Post Is Fake

A message is being circulated on social media with a claim that the Uttarakhand Police will carry out a mask checking drive for 30 days in areas around police stations.

The text in the post read, “आज प्रातः 9 बजे से Uttarakhand के सभी थाना क्षेत्रों में मास्क चैकिंग का 30 दिनों का अभियान चलेगा सभी शहर एवं ग्रामवासी *मास्क* का प्रयोग करें और चालान की कार्यवाही से बचें और साथ ही 10 घंटे की अस्थाई कारावास (जेल) सजा से भी बचे। निवेदक – उत्तराखंड पुलिस | पुलिस द्वारा जनहित में जारी…”

(Translation: From 9 am today, a 30-day campaign for mask-checking will take place in all police stations of Uttarakhand. All cities and villagers should use *masks* to avoid challans as well as 10-hour temporary imprisonment punishment. . By – Uttarakhand Police | Released in the public interest by the police)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be Fake.

We checked the official website of Uttarakhand Police but did not find any information related to the mask checking drive.

We further checked their official Twitter handle and found a tweet published on February 27, 2021. In the tweet, they have denied starting any such drive.

As per the tweet, no such information has been circulated by the Uttarakhand Police. They have further advised that citizens should do not pay attention to such misleading news.

With the help of the above information, it is clear that Uttarakhand Police is not running any mask checking drive. Hence, the claim is fake.

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