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Woman robbed of Rs 1.83-lakh worth old notes while standing in queue

The woman, Nirmala Devi, was standing at the end of the queue when a man snatched the cloth bag she was carrying and fled

A 50-year-old resident of Gurgaon’s Madanpuri was robbed of Rs 1.83 lakh, in denominations of the recently demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, while she was waiting in a queue outside a branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) to deposit the scrapped cash in her account, The Indian Express has reported.

According to police, the incident took place at the PNB branch near the Gurgaon bus stand in Sector 12, at 11.30 am on Thursday.

The woman, Nirmala Devi, was standing at the end of the queue when a man snatched the cloth bag she was carrying and fled, said police.

Nirmala said, “Ours is a joint family, and I had come with the cash saved up by everyone to deposit it in our account, and also exchange some of the invalid currency for valid notes.”

She then raised an alarm but although police personnel were posted at the bank, the culprit managed to escape.

A case has been registered regarding the incident at Civil Lines police station under Section 379 A (theft) of the Indian Penal Code.

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