Lucknow: In the frenzy of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, a picture of a girl holding a massive bundle of new Rs 2,000 notes surfaced on social media and surely enough, it spread like wildfire.

The message being circulated on social media said that the girl with the bundle of Rs 2000 notes was Nalini Maurya, daughter of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Keshav Prasad Maurya.

NewsX investigated the matter and found that the allegations on the BJP state president were untrue. NewsX accessed the affidavit of Keshav Prasad Maurya, MP from Phulpur, where it was disclosed that he does not have any daughter but is the father of two sons.

 

 

 

“Coincidentally, I don’t have any daughter. The entire matter must be probed and people spreading such rumours should be taken to task,” Maurya told a leading Hindi channel.

If one closely observes the identification band on the bundle of notes, it looks like it is from Jhandewalan Chest.

The inflow of currency in an economy is carried out though designated banks called CHEST. Chests are also a receptacle in a commercial bank to store notes and coins on behalf of the Reserve Bank of India.

However, the identity of the woman holding the bundle of notes is still not clear.

First Published | 11 November 2016 11:16 AM
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