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Workers cleaning nullah in Mumbai find₹10,000 in demonetised notes

MUMBAI CITY NEWS: While carrying out de-silting works at a drain near Thane railway station, the workers found a stash of old notes under a drain’s cover.

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2017 00:49 IST
Megha Pol
Megha Pol
Hindustan Times
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Some of the notes that were recovered from the nullah.(HT photo)

Sanitation workers cleaning a drain near Thane railway on Saturday found Rs10,000 in demonetised notes in a closed drain in Thane on Saturday.

Officials believe there could be more notes hidden in the drain.

Balaji Haldekar, medical officer of TMC, said, “Our regular pre-monsoon nullah cleaning work is underway. Around 9.30am, the workers were cleaning a drain near a cabin,when they stumbled across several notes of Rs500 and Rs1,000. There were around Rs10,000 in demonetised notes inside a chamber.

“He added,W”e feel we might find a few more notes after opening other chamber cover of this drain. Some of
the banknotes might even have flowed into a bigger nullah.”

Haldekar said he has asked the official concerned to inform the Naupada police about the notes.

Since the Centre demonetised old notes of Rs500 and Rs1,000 last November, the Thane police have caught many people with such notes.

Officials said that the notes may have been discarded by residents who feared being caught with them.

C Jadhav, senior inspector at Naupada police station, said, “We suspect that some people dumped their old
notes in the nullah. No complaints have been registered yet.”

First Published: May 21, 2017 00:30 IST