It’s official: No move to seal bank lockers, confiscate jewellery
Seeking to dispel rumours that are hogging the limelight in social media, the finance ministry today said there was no move to seal bank lockers. Furthermore, ministry also announced that it was totally baseless that the ink of the new Rs 2,000 notes has been bleeding in some cases.
“Myth: Next move is to seal bank lockers and confiscate gold, diamonds and jewellery. Reality: This is baseless. There is no proposal to seal bank lockers and confiscate the jewellery,” said a twitter handle of the ministry.
The ministry also said the Rs 2,000 notes have a safety feature, known as “intaglio” ( basically it is a design that is incised or engraved into a material).
“To identify a genuine note when you rub it against a cloth, a turbo-electric effect is generated and it is due to this that the note’s ink gets transfrred on to the cloth,” the ministry said.