In the backdrop of demonetisation, two sack-full of torn and damaged currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 were recovered from a garbage vat in the southern part of the Kolkata’s Golf Green area.
Several children playing near the garbage dump discovered the two sacks filled with notes and informed their parents.
Parents spotted the sacks with torn pieces of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes stacked in them in the garbage vat on Golf Club Road in the Jadavpur Police Station limits, a police official said.
“Our children were playing here and suddenly they found two sacks filled with torn notes. Immediately, we informed the police. The notes are not just hand torn but have been torn by sharp objects like scissors,” said an eyewitness.
After being informed, policemen recovered the sacks, he said.
“We are examining these notes and trying to find out their origin. We are checking the CCTV footages in the surroundings,” he said.
“They should not have torn up the notes. If they had just dumped it here some poor persons would have been helped,” an eyewitness said.
This incident comes a day after big currency notes were found floating in the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh.