Bhopal, Feb 28: In another incident of fake notes being disbursed, on Tuesday, an ATM of the State Bank of India in Damoh of Madhya Pradesh disbursed Rs 500 notes without serial numbers on them. According to ANI reports, a man got Rs 500 notes without serial numbers printed on them from the ATM.Also Read - Want Free Air Travel to Ayodhya? Take Part in Madhya Pradesh Government's Ramayana Quiz
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This is the third such incident of ATMs disbursing faulty or fake notes in the past 10 days. On Monday, reports emerged of an incident of fake notes being disbursed from an ICICI ATM in Rohtak in Haryana. According to reports, Raj Kumar, a Haryana police constable, told the police that on February 23, he had withdrawn Rs 6,000 from the ICICI ATM at Kranti chowk. He said that in one of the notes, he found ‘Children Bank of India’ instead of Reserve Bank of India and ‘Bharatiya Manoranjan Bank’ on the note. Also Read - RBI Slaps Rs 1 Crore Penalty on State of India Over Non-Compliance
Sunder Pal, an assistant sub-inspector of Meham police station, after receiving the complaint wasn’t able to contact the bank employees due to a bank holiday and weekend. After the incident was reported, the ICICI Bank ruled out the possibility of its ATM machines dispensing fake notes. The bank has now ordered a probe into the incident.
Earlier on February 22, there were also reports that an ATM of the SBI in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar had disbursed fake Rs 2000 notes that were also issued by ‘Children Bank of India’ instead of the RBI. The man who withdrew the notes also said that the note felt like plastic and also had wrong text written all over it. Reports say that similar toy notes are available at toy shops nearby for Re 1 each. According to reports, the notes, dispensed on February 6, read ‘Guaranteed by the Children’s Government’ in place of Guaranteed by the Central Government. There was ‘Churan lable’ in place of the latent image and a fake ‘PK’ logo instead of the bank’s seal.
It has been four months since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Earlier this month, the government said that the crisis was over and that there was enough cash. “Enough cash available. Logistics, issues of reloading ATMs more frequently being addressed,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted earlier this month.