Lucknow, May 6: In yet another case of recovery of demonetised currency notes, numerous banned notes of Rs 1000 were found dumped near a drain in Ashiyana area in Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday afternoon.
Earlier in February, demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 worth Rs 65,000 were found from a drain in Ambala City. Employees of Ambala municipal corporation were cleaning the drain on INCO chowk when they noticed the cash kept in a plastic bag.
On finding the bag filled with demonetised currency, the workers had informed the Model Town police post. Police said that it could not be ascertained who had thrown the money in the drain. A case has been registered and investigation is underway.
Demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 last year. The move received mixed response from the citizens of India as many had to face trouble in getting the cash exchanged. For about 2-3 months after the announcement, long queues were witnessed outside the banks.