Days after fake 2000 rupee notes were dispensed from a State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Delhi, a similar incident came into light on Saturday in Shahjanpur when a user allegedly received a scanned copy of the note from another SBI ATM.
What followed was ruckus, with many people protesting against the authorities. The user claimed it to be a conspiracy alleging involvement of some bank officials. An FIR was also filed against the SBI branch and investigation is now underway.
On Wednesday, a man in Delhi was reported to have received fake highest currency notes having ‘Children Bank of India’ printed on them.
However, the State Bank of India initially said that the complainants never approached them. They stated that they suspect few miscreants were involved in the case. Later, a statement was issued by the bank saying that it was highly unlikely for a SBI ATM to dispense fake notes.
Prime Minister Modi demonetised Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 notes last year in November, introducing the new Rs. 2,000 note.