Demonetisation - A Political Success

No action against those who couldn’t deposit demonetised notes: Centre tells SC

On Friday, the government told the Supreme Court that no criminal action will be taken against people who could not deposit banned Rs 1000 and Rs 500 banknotes during demonetisation. However, the apex court allowed 14 petitioners to put their argument before a Constitution Bench.

One of the petitioners named Sudha Misra, who delivered two babies on November 4 last year, said that she could not deposit her old currency notes on time due to her premature delivery. Sudha has asked the top court to tell the government and the RBI to let her deposit the demonetised notes.

She has argued that she undergo a caesarean operation and thus waited for her health condition to get better.

The SC order came nearly a year after the government pulled out nearly 86% of the notes in circulation in a shocking announcement on November 8.

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