Delhi HC to hear plea seeking discontinuation of Rs.2,000 notes on December 8

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New Delhi, Nov 22: The Delhi High Court will hear a plea seeking discontinuation of Rs.2,000 notes on December 8. The plea, which was filed by Pooja Mahajan, also states that she is facing a problem earning her livelihood since Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes were declared as invalid.

She states that it was an infringement upon her fundamental rights.

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According to news agency PTI, the petitioner also alleged that "on the pretext of exchange of notes, government cannot prosecute and misuse the provisions of Income Tax Act by treating the cash deposit for exchange as unaccounted money".

The case was heard by a bench headed by Justice B. D. Ahmed today and later postponed the hearing to December 8.

Since the demonetisation announcement on Nov 8, people have been waiting for hours in long queues at banks, mostly to exchange the banned notes for new currency.

Prime Minister Modi, had on November 8, announced that all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes would cease to be valid in all forms of transactions in a bid to tackle hoarding of black money, corruption and terror financing.

(With agency inputs)

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