Bihar ATM sealed for dispensing ‘fake note’
Sitamarhi police have sealed an SBI ATM at Simra village in Dumara police station area after it allegedly dispensed a fake `2,000 note on Sunday.india Updated: Dec 15, 2016 02:03 IST
Sitamarhi police have sealed an SBI ATM at Simra village in Dumara police station area after it allegedly dispensed a fake Rs 2,000 note on Sunday.
The matter came to light after Pankaj Kumar, 42, attempted to use the new rs 2,000 note he received from the ATM to buy groceries in the Dumra area. Kumar, a resident of Lagma village, was told by a shopkeeper that the note was a scanned copy of the new currency.
Kumar later lodged a written complaint with the bank official as well as Dumra police station in this regard.
Dumra police station SHO Bijay Bahadur Singh on Wednesday said Kumar filed a complaint but did not submit the fake note till date. He informed the police that he had handed over the fake currency to a bank official.
Currency worth Rs 14 lakh in the denomination of new Rs 2,000 notes was filled in the ATM at Simra by a private agency on December 6.
Sitamarhi SP Hari Prasath S said bank officials had sealed the ATM kiosk and were waiting for the contractor who deposited the cash.
SBI’s AGM (PR) Mithlesh Kumar Singh, however, ruled out the possibility of the ATM dispensing fake notes. The currencies inside the bank and ATM vaults were checked by bank officials in the presence of staff from the agency that deposited the notes, but it did not find anything illegal, he said.
Police said bank officials assured that they would provide CCTV footage of the ATM.