Panchayat secretary of Rafiganj in Bihar passed out old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to over 100 elderly people. When the issue got attention, on the orders of district magistrate, a FIR was registered towards the secretary, who had to give pension money to the old-age pensioners which were due since the last 6 months currently.
Based on a Dainik Bhaskar report, pension money is deposited in the bank accounts straight but the secretary went ahead to pay the pensions of many in the village, in the old currency.
Seeing this incident, Circle Officer Sunil Kumar of Goh in Aurangabad district, arrived at Dadar village where the incident took place.
On reaching the village, Sunil Kumar noticed that secretary Kumar Prasad Gupta had spread Rs 2,400 each to more than 100 old-age pensioners in the old currency. The Head of Panchayat Ranvijay Kumar was soon informed about the incident. Upon further inquiry, it was found that the reports were legitimate.