No kidding! Fake Rs 2000 notes of Children Bank of India dispensed by SBI ATM in Delhi
The notes were dispensed on February 6, and have many mistakes including "Children�s Bank of India" in place of Reserve Bank of India and "Guaranteed by the Children�s Government" in place of Guaranteed by the Central Government
As the majority of Indian population struggle in the cash crunch unleashed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation, State Bank of India ATM in South Delhi's Sangam Vihar dispensed fake Rs 2000 notes. The notes which may seem genuine at first glance, are full of errors which seem to prank at people.
The notes were dispensed on February 6, and have many mistakes including "Children’s Bank of India" in place of Reserve Bank of India and "Guaranteed by the Children’s Government" in place of Guaranteed by the Central Government. They also feature "Churan lable" in place of the latent image and a fake "PK" logo instead of the bank’s seal which may be of great concern for the law keeping authorities.
According to Hindustan Times story, a senior police officer confirmed the development and said the ATM first dispensed four such Rs 2,000 notes to an ordinary customer.
“We sent a sub-inspector to verify the allegations. He withdrew one Rs 2,000 note and that also turned out to be fake,” Hindustan Times quoted the officer as saying.
The man to whom the fake notes were dispensed was identified as Rohit, a customer care executive at a call centre located in South Delhi’s Chhattarpur. Rohit had visited the ATM on February 6 in the evening to withdraw Rs 8000. “But all the four notes I withdrew were fake,” he was quoted by Hindustan Times.
He noticed the mistakes on the currency like "promise to pay the bearer two thousand coupons" and "Serial number 000000" and immediately brought it to police's attention. A sub-inspector was sent to the ATM to verify his claims.
The Inspector couldn't find any other customer with the same complaints and withdrew a note by himself. The note dispensed corroborated Rohit's claims.
Reports say that police is yet to identify the people behind this. A case of manufacturing documents resembling currency notes, using forged or counterfeit notes and of cheating has been filed at Sangam Vihar police station under IPC sections 489-b, 489-e and 420.
Hindustan Times quoted an SBI spokesman as saying they will be sending a team to look into the matter.