Fake notes and the police..!
“Has pay commission increased our salaries?” asked the inspector, his face grim; “I am finding it difficult to pay for my construction of my tenth house. “No sahib, no increase in salary, but more fake notes in country!” “Government is going to pay us with fake notes?” “Sahib, sahib, you must always read newspaper before coming to police station, see what Times says; police can now jail anyone who carries fake notes!” “So?”
“Sahib that means we policemen can stand next to ATM machine, outside banks, inside malls, even near houses; when people come out, we ask to show their currency then nab them as culprits!” “Nab them?” “Yes sahib, we check wallets!” “Handbags!” “Bank lockers!” “Banks! But how will we know what notes are fake?” “This ultra violet lamp will tell us,” said the constable as he produced a lamp. “So we go with this lamp to the public, “ said the inspector thoughtfully as his face slowly broke into a grin, “and ask them to show their money. How do these lamps work constable?” “Sahib you don’t understand, before we even switch on lamps, public will be so frightened, they pay us not to check!” “Arrey constable we will make more money now!” “That is what I said Inspector sahib!” “I will be able to pay for my tenth house! Good! Good! Now where is this week’s hafta constable?”
“Here Sahibji!” “Quite a bundle!” “I already started checking for fake currency, public is scared, everybody is paying up!” “Show me that lamp, put the switch on constable, let me check this bundle. Constable! Every note you’ve given me is a fake! Why didn’t you check when you got them?” “I am sorry sahib! I am sorry!” “Sorry?” “Sahibji I do not know how to check, I only know how to extort..!”