Before 'anti-black money' day another ATM dispenses fake Rs 2000 note
Before the country observes the one year anniversary of demonetisation on November 8 another case of fake notes being dispensed from an ATM has been noted.
- Fake Rs 2000 note was allegedly dispensed from an ATM in New Delhi.
- Half of the fake note was a plain piece of paper while the other half looked like the Rs 2000 note.
- A total of 9254 fake Indian currency notes were found in the newly printed denomination of Rs 2000 note.
A day prior to ‘anti-black money’ day, another case of fake note being dispensed from an ATM in Delhi has come to light.
After receiving a fake Rs 2000 note, a resident of New Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh filed an FIR with the police station, ANI reported on Monday night. Half of the fake note was a plain piece of paper while the other half looked like the Rs 2000 note.
“FIR registered under section 420 IPC on complaint of a man alleging that he received a fake Rs 2000 note from ATM at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh,” ANI said in a tweet.
FIR registered under section 420 IPC on complaint of a man alleging that he received a fake Rs. 2000 note from ATM at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. pic.twitter.com/gbobIiUd7J
— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2017
The man, Mohammad Shadab, was a resident of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and went to withdraw cash from a bank at 11:55 in the night on Monday, a report by IANS said.
Quoting a police official the report added that Shahdab had withdrawn Rs 10,000 from the ATM of which one of the notes were allegedly identified as fake.
In February this year, at least two reported cases of fake currency with ‘Children Bank of India’ instead of Reserve Bank of India printed on the notes were found.
And again in March Hyderabad police arrested a man who was allegedly trying to deposit Rs 9.90 lakh from Children Bank of India.
A total of 9254 fake Indian currency notes were found in the newly printed denomination of Rs 2000 note. The fake notes were seized after demonetisation of higher currencies was announced between November 9, 2016 and July, 14, 2017, Hansraj Ahir, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs told the Lok Sabha said in a parliament session.
In the eight months preceding the demonetisation announcement of November 8, 2016, a total of 23,429 fake notes in denominations of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 were seized by the government which amounted to Rs 25,595,500 (In fake currency), Ahir added.
However before the government's demonetisation decision, a study on fake currency in India showed Rs 400 crore in circulation, Statistical Institute (ISI) said in August 2016.