Old notes exchange: Railway officer suspended
Grant Road - Everyone is trying to get benefitted from the currency note exchange phenomenon. After prime minister Narendra Modi’s decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, people were rushing at railway stations as it was one of the easiest options to get old currency notes exchanged. Railway officials were expected to keep the currency notes safe for transactions but railway officer Deepak Kumar used the departmental cash to exchange notes. As per information, this railway official at Grant Road found over 1500 notes of Rs 100 denomination on Tuesday night. On next day morning, they found all Rs 100 notes were not at their place. During investigation, railway officials found scrapped notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations placed in the cash container. When senior officers asked about this to Deepak Kumar, he spilled the beans. Deepak Kumar was immediately suspended for irresponsible behavior, confirmed Gajanan Mhaputkar, Western Railway PRO.