While we were told that the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes will be hard to counterfeit, there are reports of a fake Rs 2,000 note appearing in a market in Chikmagalur, Karnataka.
A local publication, Vijay Karnataka, reported that the note was found in APMC market. The publication added that the colour of the note in question was precise and therefore misleading. The note seemed to have been trimmed using scissors.
A NewsX journalist too tweeted, saying the fake currency had surfaced in Chikmagalur.