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Man kills self under pressure from retired IAS to get demonetised notes worth Rs 10 cr exchanged

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

A former sugar mill allegedly shot himself after being pressured by a retired to get demonetised currency notes worth Rs 10 crore exchanged in a village in district, police said today.

The incident occurred in Badhev village under the station area last evening, of Police (ASP) Shalok Kumar said.

The victim, (51), left a suicide note accusing and retired of putting pressure on him to get the demonetised notes exchanged, he said.

According to the suicide note, the victim had helped the accused exchange demonetised notes worth Rs 50 lakh earlier, the ASP said, adding that he also alleged that Pawar had forcibly captured a piece of land belonging to Singh's mother.

The pistol used in the suicide was seized and the note sent to handwriting experts for verification, the ASP said.

A case was registered under various sections of the law and an investigation was underway, he added.

Pawar, a resident of Ghaziabad, was earlier posted as an additional in Muzaffarnagar and as a in Bijnore.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 14:15 IST