An ATM at a village in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh dispensed two new Rs500 denomination with one blank side. Although the bank officials said the misprinted notes were received as such from the Reserve Bank of India.
“We have changed these ‘misprinted’ currency notes after the consumer’s complaint. We are now checking the currency notes before loading them into the ATMs,” the deputy manager of the bank’s Sabji Mandi main branch said.
On Tuesday night when Hemant Soni used his card to withdraw Rs 1,500 from a public sector bank’s ATM at Segaon village he received two notes with one blank side each. He registered a complaint of the misprinted currency on Wednesday with the concerned bank officials and his notes were replaced later.
“Of the three Rs 500 notes, two were printed on one side while the other side was completely blank,” Soni said.
This is not the first case of misprinted currency in Madhya Pradesh. A few weeks ago, a farmer in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district was shocked to receive Rs. 2,000 currency without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a public sector bank branch.