As the entire country is scurrying to banks and waiting in long human chains (queues would be an understatement) to convert their now dead money into real money, there are others who are trying get rid of the stashes of black money which they must have very carefully hidden away.
One such stash was found by a cleaning lady in Pune. Shantabai Ovhal found a plastic bag of 52 currency notes of ₹1000 while sweeping a lane off Law College Road.
She tells The Times of India, "As usual, I walked down Law College Road and started sweeping the lane. At 7am, I found the bag near a spot where people generally throw their garbage. I checked the bag and found the currency notes. At present, there is much hue and cry about the old currency notes, so I decided to call my senior officer."
Ovhal her contractor Khandu Kasbe then decided to deposit the money at a police station.
"We don't know the source of these currency notes so we decided to hand them over to the police," Kasbe told The Times of India.
On Thursday, after Modi's "shocking" announcement of demonetising ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes in order to curb corruption in the country, sacks full of burnt currency notes were found in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the notes were dumped on Wednesday by workers of a company on Parsa Kheda road at CB Ganj in Bareilly.
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