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Kolkata Police launched free ride scheme where any women who is alone & not able to find a vehicle to get home at nights between 10pm-6am can call the police

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Fake news claim: A message claiming the Kolkata Police has launched a new free ride scheme for women traveling at night is doing the rounds on social media particularly on WhatsApp. The message claims that any women who are alone & not able to get a vehicle to get home during nighttime between 10 pm-6 am can call the police helpline numbers (1091 and 7837018555) & request for a vehicle.

 Examples of viral posts in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Kolkata Police launched free ride scheme where any women who is alone & not able to find a vehicle to get home at nights between 10pm-6am can call the police helpline numbers (1091 and 7837018555) & request for a vehicle. They will work 24x7. The control room vehicle or nearby PCR vehicle/SHO vehicle will come & drop her safely to her destination. This will be done FREE of cost. Pass this message to everyone you know.

*Kolkata Police*  launched  *"free ride scheme"*  where any woman , who is alone & not able to find a vehicle to get home at night  *between 10pm-6am* , can call the police helpline numbers  *(1091 and...

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification:  This message in circulation is fake! The Kolkata Police has released an official statement on the Twitter handle debunking the claim. 
The tweet carrying an image of the statement reads: “Incorrect message circulating in social media.”

 




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