New Rs. 2,000 note crumbles within hours after withdrawal
It reportedly started to tear apart into small fragments at the edges while being handled within hours after withdrawal from the bank branch on Tuesday afternoon
A new Rs. 2,000 currency note was found crumbling while handling it hours after it was withdrawn from a bank at Taliparamba in Kannur, Kerala.
According to a report in The Hindu, the new note carrying serial number 456828 was withdrawn from the Federal Bank branch at Taliparamba on December 13. It reportedly started to tear apart into small fragments at the edges while being handled within hours after withdrawal from the bank branch on Tuesday afternoon.
Account holder Shareefa, a resident of Mukkola near Taliparamba town, had withdrawn the note along with four similar notes of the same denomination from the branch after waiting in queue for hours.
Her son PC Shemeel said though the other four notes also showed similar signs, he could manage to use them. But this particular note was damaged beyond use, he added. Yet, the bank was not ready to replace it or even accept that it was given from the branch, he alleged.