A farmer in Karnataka's Chikkamangaluru has alleged that he was duped into accepting a fake Rs 2,000 note in exchange for a bag of onions.
The news comes just days after the RBI officially unveiled the new Rs 2,000 notes.
The farmer, identified as Ashok, alleged that the man had given him the note and had stressed that it was valid. It was only later that Ashok realised that the note in his possession was only a photocopy of the original denomination.
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"It was a photocopy of the original note... anybody can notice it easily. The person (Ashok) was given the copy by a man in APMC market," a leading daily quoted Superintendent of Police K Annamalai as saying.
The new Rs 2,000 notes bear a see-through register with the denominational numeral 2,000 which can be seen when the note is held up against light. There is also a latent image with the denominational numeral 2,000, which can be seen when the new note is held at a 45 degree angle at the eye level.
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