‘Children Bank of India’ note in SBI ATM: The Delhi Police has arrested a ‘custodian’ in the cash van, who had reportedly replaced original currency notes with fake ones in an SBI ATM in Sangam Vihar. The accused, named Mohammad Isha, has accepted his crime. During interrogation the accused, revealed that he had got the idea after visiting a toy shop near his locality.
According to the police, Isha had gone to purchase a board game in the toy shop for his nephew when he found fake notes similar to original ones. It was then that he decided to buy another board game and replace the notes with original ones, according to a report by Times of India. During the transfer process of the cash to the ATM, Isha reportedly managed to change the notes without any one noticing.
However, how he managed to evade the CCTV cameras in the ATM is a question that has not been answered yet. The police is probing the incident to check if other people are also involved in exchange of notes. The police is also questioning the toy shop owner in the case.
The case came to light on Wednesday when Rohit Kumar, who is an employee at a call centre in Chattarpur, had gone to withdraw cash from an SBI ATM in Sangam Vihar. He was taken aback when he punched in his card and was provided by 4 fake Rs 2000 notes. The notes had many discrepancies from the original including the legend emblazoned across it that said ‘Children Bank of India’ instead of Reserve Bank of India and also ‘Churan Label’ instead of the official watermark.
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State Bank had declared in its statement that chances of fake notes being provided from SBI ATMs is not possible and had asked authorities to probe the matter. An official said that no more fake note complaints has been registered after the Sangam Vihar incident, investigation is underway to find at which point these notes found their way into the ATM.