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Anti-Corruption Bureau Arrests two Port Trust Officials for taking a Bribe of Rs 2.9 Lakh, finds the Whole Amount is in New Rs 2000 notes

Gujarat’s two port trust officials have been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs. 2.5 lakh and astonishingly, the whole amount was in new Rs. 2,000 notes, that was launched on November 11

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Ahmedabad, November 17, 2016: As India struggles with the aftermath of the currency ban, a move by to fight against black money, Gujarat’s two port trust officials have been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs. 2.5 lakh and astonishingly, the whole amount was in new Rs. 2,000 notes, that was launched on November 11, reported NDTV

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According to the report, a middleman for the two officials accepted Rs 2.5 lakh from the firm, which was a part of the bribe amount on November 15.

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Since the currency ban, strict cash rationing is being carried out, which means the maximum amount an individual can withdraw in a week from a single bank account is Rs. 24,000.

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“Superintending Engineer P Srivivasu and Sub Divisional officer K Komtekar of the Kandla Port Trust had sought a bribe of Rs. 4.4 lakh for clearing the pending bills of a private electrical firm,” said officials of Gujarat’s Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Later, another Rs. 40,000 was also recovered from the home of one of them.
According to the report, officials said that he had confessed that he received the money earlier, which was the balance of the deal. The Anti-Corruption Bureau officials are now investigating how the new currency notes had been obtained.

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Currency ban has been largely praised by the common man, despite the inconveniences only because the initiative is to flush out black money and also to end terror funding through counterfeit notes.

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Demonetisation Anniversary: BJP acts cheeky, releases new video showing Frustration of ‘Corrupt’ Politicians following Demonetisation

The one-minute video, which is now going viral on social media, has already been re-tweeted more than 2 thousand times since it was released on November 7, on the eve of demonetization move.

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New Delhi, November 8, 2017 : On November 8 2016, every Indian citizen sat glued to their TV screens as Narendra Modi was set to make a big announcement. Outcome? The Indian Prime Minster shocked the entire nation with the introduction of Demonetisation, a move that was to change the very foundation of the cash-dependent Indian economy.

The much-debated move by Modi garnered the attention of several well-versed economists from the country and abroad, alike. While some people willingly welcomed the move, there were others who stood in staunch criticism.

As the move completes its first year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to observe November 8 as ‘anti-black money day’ to celebrate Demonetisation anniversary in the country.

On the eve of the Demonetisation anniversary, the BJP released a cheeky video claiming to depict how ‘corrupt’ politicians have been criticizing the move, as the nation won following demonetisation.

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In the video, the BJP attempted to take a dig at corrupt politicians, who have been criticizing PM Modi’s Demonetisation move.

In the video, a woman, playing the character of a frustrated, corrupt politician can be seen going on a rant over PM Modi’s note ban initiative, which was aimed to combat black money, corruption, fake currency and terrorism.

The video ends with a voice-over saying demonetisation has not only brought out this frustration of corrupt citizens, but also black-money, claiming that almost 99 per cent cash which was previously lying hidden with people has now entered the banking system.

The one-minute video, which is now going viral on social media, has already been re-tweeted more than 2 thousand times since it was released on November 7, on the eve of demonetization move.

Ahead of the Demonetisation anniversary, the last few days have witnessed several leaders present their opinions on PM Modi’s demonetization move.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called PM Modi’s note ban initiative a ‘watershed moment’ while Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways believes the move has pushed India towards a more transparent economy.

However, the move is being criticized by ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling it ‘irresponsible’. The opposition maintains that PM Modi’s note ban initiative has caused reckless damage to the country and the Indian economy.

On Demonetisation anniversary, the BJP is set to observe November 8 as ‘anti-black money day’, while opposition leaders are set to observe the day as ‘black day’ in protest against the note ban initiative.