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DC orders traders, public to accept Rs 10 coins

TURA: In view of traders and the public reluctant to accept Rs 10 coins in certain places and markets due to suspicions about their genuineness which has resulted in piling up of coins in their homes as reported, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh has directed the shopkeepers and general public in the district to accept Rs 10 coins as a legal tender for transaction.

He further informed that he had personally contacted with the Bank authorities wherein they clarified that it is a valid tender all over India.

Rejecting of Rs 10 coin might seem like a minor issue but it is a legal right to file a criminal case against that particular person, the DC said. According to Reserve Bank of India rules, those who refuse to accept the Indian currency can be liable for action under section 124 A (sedition) of the IPC.

The order will come into force with immediate effect and shall apply for entire jurisdiction of West Garo Hills District.

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