In a strange incident, an unidentified man on Thursday hurled Rs. 500 notes from a speeding autorickshaw, leading to a scramble among people who clashed with one another to snatch the notes.
According to the police, around 9.30 a.m. the man travelling in the autorickshaw tossed the currency into the air. Passersby who saw the notes tried to grab as many as possible and in the melee they got into fight.
On information the traffic police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. They collected the notes picked up by the people. In all they seized 42 notes of Rs. 500 denomination.
The SP (Urban) A Venkateswar Rao ordered the Hanamkonda police to register a case. He called upon the people to pass on any information about the person, to Traffic CI R Surender on 94407-95211.