In a bizarre incident, Indore police found cash worth ₹6,480 lying on the road in Hira Nagar area of Indore.
The video of the incident started circulating yesterday and shows police officers carefully picking up the notes with the help of sticks.
Currency notes lying unclaimed on road triggered panic in Hira Nagar area of Indore – a city which has emerged as one the prime #Covid19India hotspots in the country. @ndtvindia @ndtv #Covid_19 #coronavirus #Corona pic.twitter.com/MQEQa7MlOV— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) April 16, 2020
The notes can be seen paced under small rocks, presumably to stop them from flying away.
A report from Scroll said that the locals saw 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 notes lying in front of a lodge and panicked.
Someone had thrown 100 , 200 and 500 Currency notes in most affected Khatipur area.. Video from Indore . pic.twitter.com/syZWlfqD3D— vandana sharma (@Reflections_vs) April 16, 2020
They then informed the municipal authorities, after which a team of policemen came and took the notes for investigation after proper sanitisation.
The report also quoted Deputy Inspector General Harinarayanachari Mishraas saying:
All allegations, speculations and possibilities about the notes being contaminated will be examined.