While the common people of the country are spending the better half of their day standing in the queue outside a bank branch or ATMs to exchange or deposit their hard earned money, there are some people who are busy thinking about means to dispose their huge stash of black money. As one can’t deposit or exchange their old currency beyond a certain limit, cash worth lakhs is bound to be wasted. In two separate incidents in Guwahati, stashes of cash were dumped on the streets by unidentified people.
Today morning, currency notes worth Rs 30 lakhs was found in a drain at Ghoramara Chandan Nagar. Local people had spotted the torn notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination in a drain and immediately informed the police. Later police seized samples from the heap for forensic tests. Locals suspect that the notes could be part of unaccounted money that someone wanted to dispose off after the demonetisation of currency.
Another cache of notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, packed in a polyethylene bag, was found at Bahini river near Rukminigaon in the city on Monday. A local resident told mediapersons, ‘At around 11:45 pm last night, a white car came at full speed and before we could understand anything, someone stashed a heap in the drains from the car. Later, we found out that the heap was full of old currency notes.’
Some black money holders have allegedly devised another unique way to deposit their money. Their stash their money in a poor person’s account and with a promise that while withdrawing the money later, they will pay 10 percent of the amount to the person.