Yesterday a man withdrew Rs, 8,000 cash from Government Run SBI’s ATM, in South Delhi and was shocked to find that the notes Withdrawn were fake and issues by “Children Bank of India”.
Rohit Kumar could spot the difference right there.
Instead of official Mark, a little box at notes said, “Churan Lable”, and Reserve bank of India was labelled as “Entertainment bank of India”.
The note promised two thousand “coupens” instead of rupees to the “barer”. Central government became “bachchon ki sarkar (children’s government). The notes also had “PK” on them in place of the RBI stamp.
SBI in a statement said that the “chances of fake notes from its ATM are very remote. SBI has in place, at all its Currency Chests a very robust system for monitoring the quality of notes. All notes received by the Bank and to be dispensed by the Bank, either through its ATMs or its branches, are processed through the latest state-of-the-art ‘Note Sorting Machines’… Thus, no fake note is likely to be dispensed through Bank’s ATMs at any time”.
Arvind Kejriwal took a chance to critisice PM modi on twitter saying, “A Prime Minister who can’t even produce proper notes… can he run the country? The country has become a joke.”
While referring to the Mr Kumar and the incident ATM’s guard stated, “He kept staring at the notes and then he called the police, I immediately called my boss and told him there are fake notes in the machine. He told me to shut it down.”
When a police officer arrived to investigate, he too received a fake note.
A case of cheating has been filed.
The ATM has been out of service since then.