Torn old notes of Rs 500 and 1000 were seen floating in Ganga river in Mirzapur of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Seeing the pile of notes in the river water, fishermen and boatmen rushed to recover it.
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According to the locals, the torn notes were found in the wee hours. Lakhs of Rupees in the currency of Rs 500 and 1000 were seen in the river.
But soon people realised that these torn old notes wouldn’t be of any use to them. However, this is not the first such incident, within four days, a lot of cases have been reported of burnt and dumped notes after currency demonetisation.
Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday had announced ban on higher currency demonetisation notes of Rs 500 and 1000 which led to uproar and chaos among people. The announcement was made with the intention of curbing black money, corruption and tax evasion.