Fact Check: Old Video Of A Tyre ‘Full Of Notes’ Falsely Linked To ₹2,000 Notes Withdrawal

After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced withdrawal of the ₹2,000 banknote from circulation, a video showing a tyre full of  ₹2,000 currency notes has gone viral on social media. 

The video is being shared with the text: “दो हजार के नोट बाहर आना चालू हो गए” (English translation: Two thousand rupees notes started coming out)

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be misleading.

Running a Google Keyword Search about the incident, we spotted a news report by NDTV,  dated April 21, 2019, and titled: Watch: ₹2.3 Crore Cash Seized From Car’s Spare Tire In Karnataka.

The picture in the article matches one of the video keyframes and the report informs that the I-T Department seized ₹2.3 crore worth of cash from the spare tyre of a car travelling from Bengaluru to Shivamogga in Karnataka. According to the article, money was being transferred for distribution for the Lok Sabha elections 

In the same article, there was also a tweet by ANI showing one video that matches exactly the viral clip and the caption corroborates the claim. 

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming that the video is linked with RBI’s announcement about the withdrawal of ₹2,000 banknotes from circulation, is misleading.

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