Police recovered consignment of fake Rs 2,000 notes from an RSS supporter in Gujarat? Here’s the truth

A post is being shared online where police can be seen with a consignment of Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes. It is being claimed that the police found counterfeit currency in the car of an RSS supporter in Gujarat.

” गुजरात से नकली नोटों का भंडार पकड़ा गया और ईमानदार संघ समर्थक श्री केतन दवे की कार से मिला ये नकली नोटों का जखीरा…,नोटबंदी की असली वजह यही तो थी, ” the text read.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above image and found the claim attached to the picture to be false.

On putting the images through Reverse Image Search, we found that a tweet by newswire ANI dated Nov 2, 2019. As per the tweet, Telangana police arrested five persons for cheating the public in the guise of exchanging Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes.

The tweet read, ” Telangana: Khammam police today arrested five persons for cheating public in the guise of exchanging Rs. 2,000 denomination currency notes and offering 20% commission. 320 bundles of Rs. 2000 denomination fake notes (around Rs 6.4 crores) seized.

The above information proves that the viral pictures are not from Gujarat and hence the claim is false.

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