Management of a plastic manufacturing company here was today booked by police on the charge of cheating after its employee complained that he was paid his monthly salary in the recently-demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
Based on the complaint given by the employee, Kansraj Pradhan, an FIR under IPC section 420 (cheating) was registered against the company at Bhimpore police station, a statement issued by Daman police said.
Kansraj Pradhan, who draws a monthly salary of Rs 12,000, alleged that the company gave two notes of Rs 1,000 and 20 notes of Rs 500, which have been demonetised by the government.
“Despite knowing the fact that the government has banned these notes, the management paid the salary using them, which is a crime under section 420 of IPC,” the statement added.
Police have warned that if any other company is found to be indulging in such a crime, similar action will be taken against it.