Karnataka: Two days after new Rs 2,000 note, a ‘fake’

Police said Ashok, a vegetable vendor, realised the note was fake when he was tallying the day’s collection.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: November 13, 2016 10:07 am
demonetisation, Rs 500 note, Rs 1000 note, Rs 2000 note, demonetisation process, ATMs, real estate sector, real estate, narendra modi, indian express, india news The new 2000 rupee note. (File Photo)

Barely two days after banks began issuing the new, ‘high-security’ Rs 2,000 notes, police in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka have registered a case of cheating against unknown persons for allegedly using a colour photocopy of the new note.

Police said Ashok, a vegetable vendor, realised the note was fake when he was tallying the day’s collection. G Krishnaraj, Circle Police inspector of Chikkamagalur city, said one of the workers at Ashok’s stall accepted a Rs 2,000 note from a man who made purchases worth Rs 1,700. The suspect, so far unidentified, allegedly handed over the note and said he would collect the balance later.

Krishnaraj said the note was not counterfeit, but a colour photocopy of the newly released Rs 2,000 note. “We could easily see it was fake by looking at the border of the note,” he said.

 

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    Aditya Gupta
    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    Actually its a photocopy... Its clearly visible in the pic itself.
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      Issaq
      Nov 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm
      It is a really waste of time and common is suffering a lot and i have also read that a person died while standing in queue at ATM. This kind of situations arises when unfit person becomes ur leader and there are other ways to counter black money
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        Arshan
        Nov 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm
        The government has not said this note cannot be faked. What they are saying is that this new note is very difficult to counterfeit, thus fake notes can be easily detected. So it won't be as easy as before to distribute fake notes as you please.
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          Arindam
          Nov 14, 2016 at 9:01 am
          spreading fake news...do not believe such news
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            Balasatish Reddy
            Nov 15, 2016 at 6:38 am
            How to check 2000 note fake or reallt;br/gt;
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              Balasatish Reddy
              Nov 15, 2016 at 6:38 am
              How to check 2000 note fake or reallt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;check
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                bhaskar
                Nov 13, 2016 at 10:29 am
                2000 rs. note tears very easily.
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                  Ch Navakanta Mishra
                  Nov 14, 2016 at 6:19 am
                  This is not a fake ! Simply a photocopy. The one who accepted is an , or simply this is a false report with malicious intent.
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