RBI office Bhubaneswar

Rs 2000 currency exchange: EOW reaches RBI office in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A day after a long queue was spotted in front of the regional office of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Bhubaneswar for exchanging Rs 2000 currency notes, a team of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Wednesday reached questioned the people standing in the queue.

A two-member EOW team reached the spot and examined their identity-related documents and questioned them over the source of the money. They were also asked as to who gave them the currency notes for exchange.

“On getting information regarding long queue in front of the RBI, we reached here for verification. We haven’t received any complaint. Details will be revealed after a probe,” an official of the EOW said.

Notably, suspicion had risen over yesterday’s queue as each of them were carrying Rs 20,000 in denomination of Rs 2000 for the purpose of exchange.

On being asked by media persons, some of them said they were getting paid Rs 200-300 to stand in the queue and exchange the notes. However, they were unable to say about the identity of the person who was paying them the amount.

It is being alleged that the matter is an attempt to convert black money into white as the deadline to deposit and exchange Rs 2000 currency notes at banks ended on October 7.