Two days after the government discontinued high denomination currency, a plastic bag full of now-withdrawn Rs1,000 notes with a face value of Rs52,000 was found dumped in the garbage at Pune’s Law College road on Thursday. According to police officials, a sanitation worker discovered 52 notes of Rs1,000 denomination bills, which along with Rs500 notes, were demonetised by the government to curb black money.
According to the worker, Shantabai Ovhal, she spotted the plastic bag when she went to collect garbage at the roadside.
“In the morning when I went to collect garbage at Prabhat road, I found notes in the bag, which I handed over to my contractor. Later, we gave the bag to police officials at Prabhat Road chowky,” said Ovhal.
Police officials said they are investigating to nail the culprit.