From River Ganga to garbage cans, scrapped notes make an appearance

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Bengaluru, Nov 15: Several people are terming the move to demonetise Rs 500 and 1,000 notes as a surgical strike by Narendra Modi to curb the issue of black money and fake currency.

On Tuesday (Nov 8) Modi announced that Rs 500 and 1,000 notes will be scrapped. Following the announcement, several people thronged to the banks and ATMs to withdraw money. However, those who were hoarding black money, had no way to go.

Bags of notes now appear as thrash

Following this, several incidents of lakhs of currency being dumped in garbage bins and plastic bags were found from across the country. In one incident, scrapped Rs 1,000 notes were found floating in River Ganga. As many as 19 notes in torn condition were found.

Narendra Modi even joked about this incident and said: "Earlier people never used to throw even one rupee into the Ganga. Now you can find Rs 500, 1000 notes flowing."

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Meanwhile, several incidents show that people had dumped money in garbage bins and plastic bags to get rid of the unwanted cash. Two sacks of burnt 500 and 1,000 notes were found in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh a day after the announcement was made.

In another incident, two sacks of torn 500 and 1,000 notes were found in a garbage bin in a posh locality in Kolkata.

In Bengaluru, a ragpicker found several Rs 1,000 notes amounting to Rs 52,000 near the Law College Road on Thursday.

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