In a shocking incident, a State Bank of India ATM in South Delhi dispensed fake Rs 2,000 notes that could be passed off as authentic in the first look but are filled with errors that seem to be making fun of government as well as general public.
The notes that dispensed on February 6, read ‘Children’s Bank of India’ instead of Reserve Bank of India. It further says, ‘Guaranteed by the Children’s Government’ instead of Guaranteed by the Central Government. It has several other issues such as ‘Churan lable’ instead of the latent icon and a fake ‘PK’ logo in place of the Bank’s seal.
The note contains a serial number 000000 and the rupee sign is also missing. Instead of ‘I promise to pay the bearer the sum of two thousand rupees,’ it reads, ‘I promise to pay the barer two thousand coupens.’
A senior police officer confirms the development 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 said, as per a report in HT.
The man who received fake notes from the ATM was identified as Rohit, a customer care executive. He visited ATM at around 7.45pm on February 6 to withdraw Rs 8,000. “But all the four notes I withdrew were fake,” he alleged.
After Rohit noticed the premeditated mistakes on the notes, he instantly brought it to the police’s notice. Following, a sub-inspector was sent to the ATM located at the T-Point of Tigri in Sangam Vihar.
As the police officer was unable to locate other customers with a similar grievance, he withdrew a note from the ATM. The note that was dispensed, established Rohit’s allegations.
Police are yet to identify people behind this illicit act.