My Comment: This train robbery was completely avoidable but only if the authorities had applied little common sense. The notes which have been looted were soiled ones. They were either in the possession of the Banks concerned or the RBI. In any case, these notes would have been destroyed and the new currency notes of equivalent denomination would have been printed and issued by the RBI. Why can’t the RBI take custody of such soiled currency notes at the premises of the banks itself and then destroy them then and there after creating appropriate records? Now, it seems the RBI will most callously declare these looted currency notes as out of circulation and make every possessor of these notes a potential criminal.
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