On Wednesday, Government said that there are no plans to demonetize the new Rs 2000 currency notes.
Government is seizing fake currency. As far as rumors are concerned, such rumors should not be considered stated Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in the Rajya Sabha.
The minister said fake currency has mostly been seized from Gujarat and West Bengal. But it is not correct that fake currencies cannot be identified, it is not true. Currency that came into the market after demonetization were made of low quality paper which was easy to make out. Later on fake currency notes with better quality paper starting coming in.
The Government has adopted many new security features in the new currency notes. As per Kiren Rijiju, no one in the country can copy as the design is indigenous with extra features.
The Government is now more alert and has taken many measures to curb fake currency and there were provisions for stringent action against those involved in fake currency. Intelligence agencies are also providing training and creating awareness among the people.
As per the records – BSF has seized 378 new Rs 2000 currency notes from Assam and West Bengal post demonetization. NIA has seized 22,677 new Rs 2000 notes worth Rs 4.53 crore from Gujarat and West Bengal.