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Bengaluru ragpicker finds ‘dollars’ worth 25 crore in garbage pile. This happened next

By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
Nov 10, 2023 02:52 PM IST

Along with the money, Saleman had found a letter bearing the UN seal in the plastic bag.

A 39-year-old ragpicker from Bengaluru's Amruthahalli was taken by surprise after he found a plastic bag with currency notes, amounting to USD 3 million ( 25 crore), in it around the Nagawara railway station recently. The ragpicker, Saleman SK, then brought the dollars home not knowing what to do with them, The New Indian Express reported. Now, it has been established that they were photocopied counterfeits.

Photocopied counterfeits of Dollars were found in the garbage pile.(HT File image)
Photocopied counterfeits of Dollars were found in the garbage pile.(HT File image)

It was earlier reported that Saleman had informed Bappa, a scrap dealer, about the incident. Bappa asked Saleman to keep the money with him. However, Saleman found it difficult and approached Kaleem Ullah, a social activist from Swaraj India on Sunday, the report added.

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It was then that Kareem Ullah informed the matter to the City Police Commissioner B Dayananda. “When I informed the commissioner about the money, he asked me to bring Saleman to his office along with the money. Saleman, who was still in shock, revealed that he found the money on the railway tracks. The commissioner immediately called the Hebbal police and asked them to inspect the spot,” TNIE quoted Ullah.

Along with the money, Saleman had found a letter bearing the UN seal in the plastic bag. The letter stated, “The economic and finance committee puts in place a special fund which was voted by members of the Security Council to assist the UN peacekeeping forces in South Sudan."

"Due to the skeletal banking operations and hijacking of such funds by unauthorised persons such as terrorists and dictators in these regions, the United Nations authorised the finance committee to place a visible laser stamp on the notes to keep them secure and reach them to the destination safely,” it said further.

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