A civic conservancy personnel found 52 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination in a polythene bag on Law College Road on Wednesday. The police said that a bank has verified that the notes are genuine.
Deccan Gymkhana police said that a conservancy staffer Shantabai Ovhal, was sorting the dry and wet waste collected at Kanchan Lane of Law College Road at around 10.30 am, when she found a packet that had 52 notes of 1,000 rupees. She contacted the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) conservancy contractor for the area, Khandu Kasbe, who handed over the notes to the Deccan Gymkhana police.
Senior inspector Ajay Kadam, in-charge of Deccan Gymkhana police station, said, “We sent the notes to the bank to check whether they are genuine. The bank staffers have told us that the notes are genuine. We will now try to find out who dumped the money in the garbage. For that we will record statements of people in the area and work on some clues available.”