The Reserve Bank has informed all the banks in Mumbai region not to issue such notes if found in stock and to provide exchange value to the customer who approaches with such a note, if it is otherwise genuine.

"We have also escalated the matter to the government," the spokesperson said. The total number of such notes with public may not be more than 500 pieces, the spokesperson of RBI said.

So, in value terms these would be worth Rs 5,00,000. Currency Note Press, Nashik is a Unit of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) under administrative control of the Finance Ministry.

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