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SC seeks response from Centre, RBI on plea over depositing old notes

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre, asking it to file a reply within two weeks on the PIL filed by a person named Sharad Mishra, claiming that people are not being allowed to deposit their old currency notes till March 31 as promised by the ruling dispensation.

The apex bench headed by Chief Justice of Jagdish Singh Khehar also issued notice to the Reserve of (RBI) and sought a response on the same within two weeks.

The apex asked the petitioner to show the documents whether he had visited the banks to deposit the old currency notes or not.

Stating that this matter had nothing to do with demonetisation, the Supreme asked the petitioner to file a fresh application against the concerned

"Then we would likely to hear the matter again on April 11 and try to settle it," the apex said.

The Centre had in its last hearing submitted before the apex that instead of filing any reply they will argue the matter directly.

The apex had earlier on March 6 issued notice to the government and RBI on the plea alleging that people are not being allowed to deposit demonetised currency notes till March 31 as promised.

The central had on December 31 designated its five offices - Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Nagpur -to exchange defunct currency notes post 50-day period that ended on December 30.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:30 IST