Torn and mangled invalid currency notes were found under a tree at Rajarhat. The cops from Bidhannagar Commissionerate found those notes where they were lying strewn here and there.
The locals rushed to the spot as the news spread in the area. People stated to record videos and take pictures while the police took away those notes in a sack.
“We suspect that the currency notes would be collectively worth around Rs 1 crore. These notes were kept here late on Saturday night,” said police officer.
It should be recalled that torn and mangled old high value currency notes were found from a roadside drain at Titagarh, North 24 Parganas last week. The North 24 Parganas police recovered a small packet from the drain, in which old and invalid Rs 500 notes were kept.
This incident was a rerun of another incident in which Kolkata Police rescued two sacks filled with torn and mutilated notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations from near a garbage dump in South Kolkata’s Golf Green area.
In Titagarh, all Rs 500 note were recovered. After counting they were 22 in number. All those notes were torn up. Several children playing near the drain discovered the packet filled with notes and informed their parents.
Some children were playing there and suddenly they found the packet filled with torn notes. Immediately, the locals informed the police. The notes were torn by some sharp objects like scissors as well as by hands.
In Rajarhat, the notes were found in a wet condition. It seemed the person who kept those note there, destroyed it with some paper cutting machine.
Recovering torn up notes is not a new thing for the police to deal with, after the Centre’s decision to start the demonetisation drive. Police have recovered old high value currency notes in Nadia, Murshidabad, Malda and Siliguri earlier.