Sri Lankan judicial officials too stand in queue for currency

Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) The cash-crunch facing a majority of Indians since November 8 did not spare even Sri Lankan judicial officers, who had to stand in a bank queue here to get their old currency exchanged.

These judicial officers, whose number could not be ascertained, have come to the National Judicial Academy in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal for training from November 14 to 18.

The dignitaries had to stand in a queue at the State Bank of India’s New Market branch here on Tuesday, sources in the academy told IANS on Thursday.

Serpentine queues of people have been witnessed at banks and automated teller machines across the country after the Centre demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8.