Fishy Currency Notes
Money might not grow on trees, but it emerged from water in Assam’s capital recently - in currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denomination.
A group of fishermen was the first to strike it rich at Silsakho, a wetland and popular fishing site close to the office of a central intelligence agency in Sasal area of Guwahati. The lucky fishermen fished out currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denomination along with their daily catch at around 11am.
News of the floating money triggered a treasure hunt as at least 500 people dived in to fish out cash. While some said they made Rs 10,000 to 15,000, others claimed to have laid their hands of entire bundles totaling Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh.
Locals claimed the notes, estimated to be worth several lakhs, were genuine, but many assumed they were fake. Police did not rule out the possibility of the cash being connected to a tribal hill council scam that the National Investigation Agency is probing.
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