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Hyderabad Police detains 5 with Rs 95 lakh in new currency

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Police has confirmed the detention of five people, including a lady with a total of Rs 95 lakh 18 thousand in new currency of Rs 2000 and Rs 100 denomination.

Prime Minister Modi-led announced on November 8, banning high-value notes of Rs 500 and 1000. After the ban, new currency notes of Rs 2000 and 500 denominations were introduced in the monetary system.

However, the move was announced suddenly and due to the lack of proper implementation, the common man is experiencing a disrupted life.

The Centre is of the opinion that this move would curb and corruption. However, many cases of people being detained with large amount of in new currency notes have come to light since this announcement.

Recently, Rs 70 lakh in new currency notes was ceased from Maharashtra.

Shaktikanta Das, Economic Affairs Secretary said that the ones involved in money laundering won't be spared.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 12:03 IST