Blind couple reached bank with old note,after 4 years demonetisation, In Tamil Nadu, a blind (who cannot see) couple who lived by selling agarbattis were shocked when they came to know that the pie they had made and added to their capital had now turned into waste.
In fact, Somu (58) of Pothia Mopanure village in Tamil Nadu, along with his wife, used to earn some money by selling incense sticks and camphor in the surrounding areas and gave some money to his mother to save.
Somu’s mother used to add those money and convert it into 500 and 1000 rupee notes and kept them safe at home.
They did not even know that since the demonetisation in 2016, the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes had become invalid.
Somu and his wife stopped working when the lockdown occurred due to Corona virus infection. After this, he asked for his mother who had collected 24000 rupees (old notes) by adding pie-pie in the last 10 years.
When he arrived to deposit those money in the bank, he was shocked to know that what he considered to be his lifetime earnings was actually canceled in the year 2016 itself.
For Somu and his wife this was nothing short of a shock. Somu claimed that there was no information about demonetisation and 500-1000 old notes were invalid. The police has now started investigating this case.
After this, Somu has approached Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami to help his family.
At the same time, the police are preparing to interrogate the blind couple in this case.
A similar case was reported last year in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu. The two elderly sisters had old 500 and one thousand rupee notes of 46000 rupees and said that they had no information about the demonetisation.