Pune, November 10, 2016: Two days after the demonetization, a rag picker in Pune came across a bag full of Rs. 1,000 notes on Thursday. It summed up to Rs. 52,000.
The elderly woman waste picker who found the cash in a plastic bag immediately alerted her supervisor who informed the police of what the lady found.
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According to PTI, “Shanta Ovhal, who is working with the civic body, was segregating the waste this morning in one of the by-lanes of Law College Road, where she found a plastic bag,” an officer attached to Deccan-Gymkhana police station said.
“To segregate the waste, she opened the bag and was shocked as she saw currency notes in denominations of Rs 1,000 along with some waste in the bag,” he said.
The woman informed about it to her supervisor.
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“Later, they approached the police and submitted the bag, full of demonetised currency notes,” the officer said.
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“We are investigating who had left the bag in the waste and also probing the genuineness of the recovered notes,” he added.
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On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 will no longer be legal tender, to fight against black money and create a “corruption-free” India.
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