1. A possible prank? SBI ATM dispenses fake Rs 2000 notes in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, probe initiated

A possible prank? SBI ATM dispenses fake Rs 2000 notes in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, probe initiated

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 a report.

By: | Updated: February 22, 2017 3:55 PM
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.

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.

 

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.

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    Kanwaljit Singh
    Feb 22, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    Next going to happen is BSF Jawans finding Diwali pistols in their kitty while fighting cross border terror Or AIIMS nepherology Department receiving chicken kidneys, Har Har Modi , Achhe Din AA e.
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    Shri Soni
    Feb 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    In the prevailing legal system of india,a govt or public sector agency never ever accepts accountablity, I heard in the news from akashvani,that is, all india radio (I have kept recording as well) the bank statement says the possibility of fake currency in their ATM is remote. Thus, a citizen of India alleging that fake currency came out from ATM shall have to prove, in a legal forum, that he was indeed a victim,then only the bank is expected to pay him the withdrawal amount.(the term legal is vague in the Indian context,e.g. it is absolutely legal that chairman of a state run insution files a writ peion against an ordinary citizen of india and gets stay orders, as experienced by me,though writ peion is basically meant to protect a citizen from wrath of a govt agency). The onus is effectively, shifted from bank to the victim.I appreciate the victim who avoided media publicity for two weeks.
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