Shopkeeper in MP to pay fine for refusing to accept INR 10 coins, Court says
A shopkeeper will have to pay a fine of Rs 200 for refusing to accept two Rs 10 coins from a customer in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district.
A magistrate's court also sentenced the shopkeeper, Arun Jain, to stay put in the court till it rises for the day.
Collectors of several districts had such issued last year following rumors that these coins had been scrapped.
Besides imposing the fine, Judicial Magistrate J P Chidar also sentenced Jain to confinement "till the court rises", Assistant Public Prosecutor Bhupendra Singh said.
Akash, the complainant, visited Paras Emporium run by Jain on October 17, 2017, to purchase two handkerchiefs. When he gave two coins of Rs 10, Jain refused to accept them, claiming that the coins were no longer valid.
The customer then filed a complaint at Jaura police station and Jain was booked under IPC section 188 (disobedience of public servant's order).
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