RBI gets fake currency notes of Rs 16,650

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Nagpur: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lodged a complaint with Sadar Police after receiving counter feit currency worth Rs 16,650 between January and February this year.

According to Sadar police, RBI’s Main Branch Manager Pushpa Kishor Lakas (43) had submitted a complaint with Sadar police stating that the fake currency was discovered in the bank between January 1 and February 28 this year.

The RBI officer said they receive currency from various bank chests for deposits. The counterfeit currency was detected during counting of the notes received from private banks. The RBI staff found 164 fake notes of Rs 100 denomination and five notes of Rs 50 denomination.

Sadar police registered an offence under Section 489 (B) of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified person. Sources informed that the currency notes were deposited by various banks during routes transactions.