Currency ban effect: Elderly man in queue dies of heart attack in Arvalli

02 December 2016, 09:54 PM
Representative Image (Source Getty Images)
Representative Image (Source Getty Images)

An elderly man died after suffering a heart attack on Friday afternoon when he was standing in a queue outside the branch of a nationalised bank in Tenpur village of Arvalli district, said police.

The deceased has been identified as 62-year-old Badarsinh Solanki, a resident of nearby Chandrej village.

He came to Tenpur village in Bayad taluka to withdraw money from the bank, sub-inspector of Ambaliyara police station R H Solanki said.

“Locals told us that Solanki was a pensioner as he retired as a peon few years back. When he was waiting for his turn in queue outside bank, he suddenly fell unconscious. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared as brought dead. Doctors informed us that he suffered heart attack,” said Solanki.

Last month, three persons had died due to heart attack in Botad, Anand and Surendranagar districts while standing in the queue outside banks, either to exchange their scrapped notes or to withdraw money.

Meanwhile, Jamnagar city police have arrested a scrap dealer who was in possession of new as well as scrapped currency having a total face-value of Rs 4.16 lakhs.

The accused, identified as Suresh Kankhara (24) was arrested by Hanumangate police today, following seisure of 205 new notes of Rs 2000, two new notes of Rs 500 and 10 scrapped notes of Rs 500 from him during patrolling near Panchvati society.

“Since Kankhara, a scrap dealer, could not give any satisfactory explanation about the source of the cash, we arrested him and seized the cash, having total face-value of Rs 4.16 lakhs,” police sub-inspector K P Gohil said.

First Published: Friday, December 02, 2016 09:47 PM
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