New Delhi: Amid chaos and panic after the demonetisation of high denomination notes, a team of Lokayukta on Tuesday arrested three officers of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education while taking bribe of Rs 25,000 in Bhopal.

The anti-corruption ombudsman organisation reportedly caught the officers with the new currency notes.

On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to crackdown on black money and corruption in the country.

Meanwhile, opposition parties questioned the move taken by the Centre and said that banning of these notes is not going to stop the corruption or black money in any case.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that not even a single penny of black money is going to come into the banking system.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the government’s unforeseen decision is a “gimmick” and demanded the cost of withdrawing currency notes to be made public.

 

First Published | 15 November 2016 9:12 PM
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