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Rs 5 lakh worth banknotes ‘missing’ from Nashik mint, case lodged

The police said 1,000 banknotes of Rs 500 denominations have been missing since June 29 and it is suspected that someone working at the press had committed the theft since no outsider can enter its premises owing to the high security.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: July 13, 2021 11:08:08 pm
Nashik PressPress officials realised recently that currency notes of denomination Rs 500, worth Rs 5 lakh, are not being tallied. (Representational image)

CURRENCY NOTES worth Rs 5 lakh have allegedly gone missing from the high-security Currency Note Press in Nashik, a government mint, police said Tuesday. The Upnagar police has registered an FIR after a complaint was submitted by a press staffer following an internal probe.

According to the police, the officials of the Note Press realised recently that currency notes, of denominations of Rs 500 and worth Rs 5 lakh, were not tallied and, hence, they had started an internal investigation during which it was ascertained that the amount was missing. The officials Monday approached the Upnagar police in Nashik and submitted the complaint.

The police said 1,000 banknotes of Rs 500 denominations have been missing since June 29 and it is suspected that someone working at the press had committed the theft since no outsider can enter its premises owing to the high security.

“We have registered an FIR under section 381 (theft by clerk or servant) of Indian Penal Code against an unknown person and have started an investigation,” Police Inspector of Upnagar police station Anil Shinde The told Indian Express.

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