Delhi ATM Dispenses Fake Rs 2000 Notes


New 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.

He said that the notes had Rs 2000 printed in the same font as the original currency that was issued under the name of “Children’s Government”. It also had “Churan Patti” written in place of the watermark. The notes even bore a pledge which said “I promise to pay the bearer a slip of Rs 2000”.

Senior police officers say that when the policeman probing the case tried to withdraw cash from the ATM, he too got similar bills, following which an FIR was registered under sections of forgery and cheating.  Police have also contacted the bank authorities and have initiated an inquiry into the incident.