In a bizarre incident, a petrol pump worker in Uttar Pradesh, India, emptied the fuel from a scooter after the customer offered him a Rs 2,000 note. The incident gained widespread attention after a video of the incident went viral on social media platforms. The video shows the petrol pump attendant draining the fuel from the scooter's tank using a pipe. The worker refused to accept the Rs 2,000 note and requested a lower denomination note, leading to an argument between the customer and the attendant.
The incident took place amid the rush to deposit or trade Rs 2,000 notes following the announcement by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to withdraw the currency note from circulation. People on social media reacted to the incident by sharing memes and humorous comments. The video received over 37K views, 795 retweets, and 1,813 likes.
The petrol pump manager, Rajiv Girhotra, explained that the pressure on petrol pumps increased after the RBI's directive to withdraw the Rs 2,000 note. The incident highlights the challenges faced by businesses and individuals in handling high denomination currency during the phase of demonetization.