New Delhi, Nov 11 The government is probing how images of the new Rs 2,000 note was leaked on the social media even before the Prime Minister made the announcement to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. A few hours before the PM addressed the nation on Tuesday, images of the new Rs 2,000 note were circulating all over the social media.
While the decision to scrap the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes was taken a few months back, the same was a highly guarded secret. The government did not even give a hint about this decision. However there was speculation galore on chat groups and some messages with images of the new note too were in circulation.
Sources say that if the images have leaked then it had to be an insider job. At the time of the printing which began a few months back, someone could have clicked a picture and leaked, it the source also added.
The matter is being probed and the person who leaked the images will be dealt with severely government sources said. We are viewing this very seriously and at a time when the government is trying to clean up the system such acts are unpardonable the official also said.