New notes of Rs. 2,000 were found on two terrorists who were killed in an encounter in Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
The police say the terrorists had Rs. 15,000 in cash, including two notes of the new Rs. 2,000 and the rest in Rs. 100 notes.
The terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces at a village. Both were from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the police say.
Banks started dispensing new Rs. 2,000 notes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes on November 8, in an attempt to check tax evasion and terror funding. PM Modi said terror attacks, including those facilitated by Pakistan, often include fake Rs. 500 notes.
Yesterday, four masked and armed men burst into a bank in Kashmir and left with Rs. 13 lakh, largely in the old Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes.
The robbery took place at a branch of the state-run Jammu and Kashmir branch in Malpora, 100 km from Srinagar.