In what can be said as a prank, a State Bank of India ATM in Sangam Vihar dispensed fake Rs 2,000 notes, according to an India TV report. At first glance, the notes look genuine, but if you look closely, they are full of errors. The notes mention ‘Children 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. The fake notes had ‘churan label’ in place of the latent image and a ‘PK’ logo at the lower half where bank’s seal is seen in the original currency note.
According to a Hindustan Times report, a call center employee on February 6 withdrew Rs 8000 from the SBI ATM at Sangam Vihar. He later realized that all the four notes that the ATM dispensed were fake. He immediately approached the police station nearby to report the matter.
Fake Rs 2000 notes of ‘Children Bank of India’ dispensed by SBI ATM in South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. pic.twitter.com/k8aKHgvhpB
— CNBC-TV18 News (@CNBCTV18News) February 22, 2017
Confirming the development, a senior police officer said that the ATM first dispensed four such Rs 2,000 notes to a 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,” the officer told The Hindustan Times, adding that the other notes in the bundle were genuine.
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An FIR has been registered in the matter and Cash Logistics Association has ordered an internal inquiry. Finance Ministry has also sought details from Reserve Bank of India and SBI.