Hyderabad: Did fake Rs 2000 notes beat the original notes and entered the market before the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was able to take the new currency note across the country. While fake Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes that have been banned now were a commonplace in many parts of the country, reports of fake Rs 2000 notes are doing the rounds now.
A report in the Siasat.com claims that fake Rs 2000 notes entered the market even before the original notes were launched by the RBI. But that doesn’t seem to be true. Many people seem to be using trickery to dupe ignorant people in this regard.
Siasat.com report while talking about the development says, “The Central government had announced scrapping of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes in order to get rid of the “fake currency”, but did it succeed in its aim? With the new fake Rs. 2000 notes in circulation this claim also seems to be hollow. In two separate incidents, Odisha Police arrested a youth on charge of circulating fake”.
It goes on to add, “Rs 2,000 notes and recovered Rs 4.8 lakh stocked in the newly-introduced denomination post the Centre’s demonetisation move. Two freshly minted Rs 2,000 notes were found on the two militants who were gunned down on Tuesday in an encounter by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. This shows that government has not completely succeeded in getting rid of fake currency.”
“It is surprising to note that Rs. 2000 fake currency was seized at the outskirt of Hyderabad within two days of issuance of new currency on November 10. Even as Rs 2,000 notes printed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was yet to reach banks everywhere, the first fake note of this denomination surfaced in Gujarat. Government had claimed that it was not a child’s play to print fake Rs. 2000 notes but it is shocking to see that the notes were smaller in length and breadth” says the report.