Never, never tear a bank note, even if it’s your money…


Hello everyone!

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 :

bom act

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!

20 thoughts on “Never, never tear a bank note, even if it’s your money…

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  1. Wi vrai sa. Et seki pli pire, to gagne 1 billet dechirE dans bis, to kapav al paie lamann sa.

    But then, I wonder, in court it was the man’s word against the policeman’s word non?

    How do they know for sure that the policeman got crazy and tore a note and say, “mo fer toi paie lamann enkor la macro si to pa briber moi”

    Enfin, probablement dans sa cas la, boug la in fer 1 coutt grand noir em, mais la lois r sa truk ki 1 lapolis so parole assE pou fer toi coupable 1 truk mistrant. Mari misuse ena ar sa.

    Coins can be pierced with drillers :p, people used to do it during coin phone days, tiring a nylon string to the coin and slowly letting it slide down without letting it slide down the point of no return.


    1. Selven ki arrive to trial la court? To paye laman ou tout fine resoudre? Kan to p poster encore?
      Yasvin bizin ena ene suivi lor sa zafaire selven la.
      Selven pas faire movai dans la court.


      1. I prefer breaking it to them, then:

        Section 43A entitled “Reproduction of currency notes, bank notes or coins” has been added to the Bank of Mauritius Act 2004 in December 2013, which requires

        “every person, who intends to use in any size, scale or colour, any photograph of, or any drawing or design resembling, any Mauritius currency note, bank note or coin (…) in any advertisement or on any merchandise or product which that person (…)otherwise distributes, to seek the prior written permission of the Bank to that effect.”
        So, dear peuple admirable de Plaisir Country, and especially dear fellow followers of Yasvinblogs, don’t say you didn’t know: it is illegal to display any photo of a bank note without the written permission from Manou.

        Tandé la?


      2. contign lir bro/sis:

        “… or product which (…) that person (…) otherwise distributes (…)”

        The product in this sense is the blog, and the product is being distributed online…

        That’s the nice part of regulations: you need to read deep and wide, not suit your own narrow purpose for escaping it. That’s what bad lawyers do to get your money and let you down…


      3. “…product being distributed…”

        I think this was written with physical products in mind, for e.g. distributing/selling t-shirts with the image of a bank note on it.
        Describing a blog as a product being distributed is a stretch.

        The whole idea behind it seems to be not to commercially benefit from it.


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