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What’s hidden inside a drain in this Mumbai suburb? ₹10K in banned notes

Mumbai city news: TMC officials suspect that more notes may be hidden deeper in the drain

mumbai Updated: May 20, 2017 12:30 IST
Megha Pol
Megha Pol
Hindustan Times
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The Naupada police are likely to investigate further.(HT Photo)

Sanitation workers expecting silt and muck were surprised to find demonetised notes worth Rs10,000 instead in a Thane drain.

Workers from the Thane Municipal Corporation were cleaning a gutter near Thane station’s ‘B’ cabin when the found the stash around 9.30 am on Saturday. They suspect that more notes may be hidden deeper in the drain.

“Our regular pre-monsoon nullah clean-up is ongoing. Workers stumbled across several Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes. They found Rs10,000 in just one chamber. We might find more on cleaning another chamber. We suspect the nullah may have carried some of these notes through the drains to a bigger nullah,” said Balaji Haldekar, medical officer, TMC.

Haldekar said he asked the workers to inform the Naupada police so they can investigate further.

Officials suspect that residents who did not want to be caught with the demonetised notes disposed of them in the drain.

First Published: May 20, 2017 12:19 IST