Never, never tear a bank note, even if it’s your money…
There’s a piece of information I wanted to share with all of you since a couple of days. So, here it goes :
On the 5th February 2014, when a police officer informed a Mauritian of the offenses he committed after a routine police road check, the latter tried to bribe the police officer by handling a Rs 500 note to him. But when the police officer warned him that he was committing another offense through this action, the Mauritian tore the Rs 500 bank note before throwing the pieces at him.
Result : On top of the other charges related to the police routine check and that of bribing the police officer, the Mauritian is now accused of violating the article 40 (2) of The Bank of Mauritius Act (2004), I quote :
If you always believed that the money in your pockets belong to you, you are completely right. But, be careful:
The money might be yours but not the bank note!