Delhi: A youth who had gone to withdraw Rs 8000 from an SBI ATM in Sangam Vihar was in for a shock when the Rs 2000 notes from the machine bore the mark of “Children Bank of India”. A case was registered based on the youth’s complaint at the local police station.
According to the youth, Rohit Kumar who works as a customer care executive with a private company in south Delhi, the incident happened on February 6 when he had gone to the ATM to withdraw cash for his daily expenditures.
The notes mention ‘Children Bank of India’ in place of Reserve Bank of India and ‘Guaranteed by the Children’s Government’ in place of Guaranteed by the Central Government. The fake notes had ‘churan lable’ in place of the latent image and a ‘PK’ logo at the lower half where bank’s seal is seen in the original currency note. The content of the fake note clearly points towards some kind of prank.
Confirming the development, a senior police officer said 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, adding that the other notes in the bundle were genuine.