Fake note: Karnataka vegetable vendor duped with colour photocopy of Rs 2000 note

The new Rs 5000 and 2000 notes are being called 'high-security' notes because of several features which will make them hard to be copied.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2016 12:29 pm
demonetisation, 2000 note, 2000 fake note, 2000 note copied, photocopy 2000 note, black money, fake currency, narendra modi A brand new Rs 2000 currency note. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

Two days after the RBI released Rs 2000 notes,  a vegetable vendor in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district was duped by unidentified men who handed him a colour photocopy of the note in return for the purchases made. The vendor, Ashok, only noticed the con while he was tallying the day’s collection.

Circle Police inspector of Chikkamagalur city, G Krishnaraj, said that a helper at Ashok’s stall accepted the note after the con men bought vegetables worth  Rs 1700. Police registered a cheating case under section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The new Rs 500 and 2000 notes are being called ‘high-security’ notes because of several features which will make them hard to be counterfeited.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, announced that old currency notes of higher denominations would no longer be legal tender. The move, according to the government, was made to tackle the problem of black money and counterfeit currency in the country.

Banks across the country have been directed to stay open for longer hours  so that people can swap  their old currency notes with the new ones. However, long queues and chaos outside banks and ATMs have become a familiar sight after banks reopened on Thursday.

The ATMs were made operational from Friday and a maximum of Rs 4000 can be withdrawn everyday. However, due to different dimensions of the new currency notes, the ATM machines need to be recalibrated and cannot dispense them as of now. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed the media on Saturday and said that it will take about 21 days to streamline ATM operations.

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  1. A
    Nov 13, 2016 at 8:47 am
    Devi how many black money convert in white money because all the chamchas got a information before from ban the note
    1. S
      Nov 13, 2016 at 7:01 am
      Any one can make colour xerox of existing notes. They are bound to look different. If the receiver is not crosschecking who is to blame? Will you blame US govt if someone accepts color xerox of a dollar bill ?
      1. A
        Nov 13, 2016 at 5:48 am
        None of the tricks like spreading rumors, misinformation and lies by the opposition congress party, AAP, Rahul and Kejri has worked so far to incite the people against a great move by the India Government to eliminate black money. So taking it a bit further such new stories are now propagated and stage managed by the media to put some pressure on the government. Keep it coming. We common man want to sit back and enjoy these sensationalised stories in the garb of inconvenience for the common man.
        1. D
          Nov 13, 2016 at 11:26 am
          It's a Congress supporting crooks to initiate....
          1. A
            Akashdeep Bohra
            Nov 13, 2016 at 11:32 am
            Say thanks to modiji.......
            1. L
              L bhadrapati Devi
              Nov 13, 2016 at 6:45 am
              Arvindin Kejrudin Mia, RaGa, Mamata begum, Mayabi, chara Chor may hire their supari to spread rumours to sabotage the noble step to stem corruption and black money. I doubt whether the managers didn't check the new Rs 2000 currency which is not familiar with common man. It may be stage manage drama of opposition parties to provoke people sentiment against the govt. noble step.
              1. N
                Nov 13, 2016 at 8:05 am
                Instead of giving cermons hope Mr.NarayanaMurthy of Infosys helps the poor farmer who gave his sweat and blood in producing those onions. Mr.Murthy will get that right to cermon the poor to give up their little discomforts only if he can help them in their hour of need..
                1. V
                  Vihari Naidu
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 8:21 am
                  Bjp member Sanjeev Kamboj posted a picture of a thick bundle of Rs.2000 notes on Nov 6th. How did he get that bundle before Nov 8th when Modi ji announced the plan....?!
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