After fake ‘Children’s Bank of India’ Rs 2000 notes, SBI ATM dispenses Rs 500 notes without numbers

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New Delhi | Published: February 27, 2017 11:27:42 PM

After the State Bank of India ATM dispensed fake Rs 2000 notes which mentioned, 'Children's Bank of India' in place of Reserve Bank of India, another report of fake notes from ATM machine have shocked the country once again.

SBI mVisaAccording to a report by News 24, three people at the Domoh district of Madhya Pradesh withdrew fake notes from another SBI ATM, this time newly-introduced Rs 500 notes, without any number on them. (Reuters)

After the State Bank of India ATM dispensed fake Rs 2000 notes which mentioned, ‘Children’s Bank of India’ in place of Reserve Bank of India, another report of fake notes from ATM machine have shocked the country once again. According to a report by News 24, three people at the Domoh district of Madhya Pradesh withdrew fake notes from another SBI ATM, this time newly-introduced Rs 500 notes, without any number on them. As per the report, after six such notes came out from the ATM, chaotic situation erupted in the area.

Days back, in what can be said as a prank, a State Bank of India ATM in Sangam Vihar dispensed fake Rs 2,000 notes which mentioned ‘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 further 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.

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However, 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. 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.

Following the incidence of fake ‘Children’s Bank of India’ fake Rs 2000 notes, State Bank had declared in its earlier statement that chances of fake notes being provided from SBI ATMs is not possible and had asked authorities to probe the matter.

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