PIL Against 2000 | PIL filed against exchange of Rs 2,000 notes without form, identity card

File Photo Mumbai: A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Monday against the recently withdrawn Rs 2,000 notes being exchanged without the necessary form or identity proof. Advocate Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, in his petition, contended that the notifications of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the State Bank of India (SBI) in this regard are arbitrary, illogical and violate Article 14 of the Constitution of India. The petition states that a large number of notes have either reached the lockers of the people or are hoarded by separatists, terrorists, Maoists, drug traffickers, mining mafia and corrupt people. Cash transaction main source of corruption It states that cash transaction in high denomination notes is the main source of corruption and these notes are used for terrorism, naxalism, separatism, radicalism, gambling, smuggling, money laundering, kidnapping, extortion, bribery and dowry etc. Like used in illegal activities. In view of this, RBI and SBI should ensure that Rs 2,000 notes are deposited only in the respective bank accounts, according to the petition. The petition states that recently the Center had announced that every family should have an Aadhaar card and a bank account. Then why RBI is allowing 2,000 notes to be exchanged without ID proof. It is also necessary to mention that 80 crore families below the poverty line get free food grains. Therefore, the petitioner prays for a direction to RBI and SBI to take steps to ensure that Rs 2,000 notes are deposited only in bank accounts. Also read: Depositing Rs 2,000 notes in bank accounts will enable easy identification of those who have black money and known sources of income, it said. have more assets. Significantly, on May 19, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the withdrawal of Rs 2,000 notes from circulation. The public has been given time till September 30 to deposit or exchange these notes in bank accounts. The State Bank of India (SBI) has written to the Chief General Managers of all its local head offices saying that common people need a form to exchange Rs 2,000 notes i.e. ten Rs 2,000 notes at a time up to a total of Rs 20,000. Will not happen. The bank, in a letter dated May 20, said that there is no need to produce any identity proof at the time of exchange. (agency)

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