Snatching and pick-pocketing is an everyday hazard many face on a regular basis, but something absolutely bizarre happened with a construction worker who was first robbed and then returned in wallet. Wondering what led to such sage-like behaviour by the snatchers? Well, no, the wallet was empty; it had cash – Rs 1500.
The incident took place in Greater Noida at around 11pm when the labourer was returning home from work. Two men on a motorbike came and snatched his wallet. Bewildered by the event just as he was exploring his next step, the robbers came back only to snap the wallet back to him. And they also slapped him! Surprised what went wrong? The wallet had notes in denominations of Rs 500, the suddenly turned useless tenders. Alas, such misery for the snatchers – plain papers and no money!
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Vikas Kumar, a resident of Sector Eicher, told the Times of India, “They came back and threw the purse at me. Then they slapped me and said I should have carried money in Rs 100 notes.”
Whether this sudden decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will help curb black money in the long run is a question to ponder over, but the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s googly may have put a halt to such petty crimes. So, guard all your Rs 100 notes with your life, no sharing, no declaring, just conserving.