SBI ATM fake notes row: Police arrests culprit; probe still on

After an official statement was released by the State Bank of India after an SBI ATM dispensed fake notes, an investigation was called for by the bank. Following its investigation into the matter, the police has arrested one person suspecting his involvement.

Brinks India Pvt Ltd, State Bank of India, Rohit Kumar, Mohammad Isha, Reserve Bank of India, Sangam Vihar
The suspect has been arrested from Pratapgarh (UP) and is an employee of the company which is responsible for the task of placing cash in the ATM

After an official statement was released by the State Bank of India after an SBI ATM dispensed fake notes, an investigation was called for by the bank. Following its investigation into the matter, the police has arrested one person suspecting his involvement. The suspect has been arrested from Pratapgarh (UP) and is an employee of the company which is responsible for the task of placing cash in the ATM. The suspect has been identified as Mohammed Isha working for Brinks India Pvt Ltd. The bank has said he was the custodian when the incident took place. Isha has denied allegations made against him but he is being questioned by authorities in the matter.

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.

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