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Exclusive Video | Currency demonetisation effect: Torn old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes found floating in Ganga river in UP's Mirzapur

Torn Old Notes Of Rs 500 And 1000 Were Seen Flowing In A River Of Mirzapur. Seeing The Pile Of Notes In The River Water, Fishermen And Boatmen Rushed To Recover It.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 12 Nov 2016, 01:14:22 PM

New Delhi:

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday also mentioned this News Nation exclusive story in Japan while addressing the Indian diaspora.

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.

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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.

ALSO READ: (Sack full of burnt remains of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes found in Bareilly)

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.

ALSO READ: (India asks Google ‘how to convert black money into white’; Gujarat tops the list)

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First Published : 11 Nov 2016, 02:01:00 PM