Sambalpur: In a bizarre turn of events, hundreds of currency notes of Rs 500 denomination were found dumped near a bridge at Tumbesingha here this morning.
Sources said, the currency notes amounting to over Rs 1 lakh have been damaged by termites. The notes were dumped in the abandoned area four days ago, said a local. However, why and who has dumped the notes amounting to over RS 1 lakh in the abandoned area is yet to be ascertained.
On receiving information, Sambalpur Sadar police reached the spot, seized the notes and began a probe into the matter. Meanwhile, it is suspected that a person might have disposed the notes to evade income tax.