It has been the second time that an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in New Delhi has dispensed a fake currency note of Rs 2000 in a span of two months. This time, the fake note was dispensed from a private bank ATM located at Amar colony in south Delhi area which was received by a Delhiite named Chandan. The fake note has “Children Bank of India” and “Churan Lable” printed on it.
The ATM which dispensed the fake note is located in front of Sheetla Mata Mandir yesterday. According to the media reports, the DCP(south-east) Romil Baaniya said,”The complainant reported through a PCR call that he has received a fake Rs 2000 note bore prints of ‘Children Bank of India’ and ‘Manoranjan Bank’ on it.” However, under Sections 489 B (using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency or bank notes), 489 E (Making or using documents resembling currency or bank- notes) of IPC, a police case has been registered at the Amar Colony Police Station.
It has also been learned that the case has been transferred to the Crime Branch for a detailed probe in view of recovery of fake notes from south-east Delhi in the past.
Talking about the specifications of the note, it is just similar to the one which was recovered on February 6. The note has a serial number 000000, Churan lable instead of strip with leaf markings, PK logo instead of RBI seal, rupee sign is missing, and read ‘Children’s Bank of India’ in place of Reserve Bank of India and ‘Guaranteed by the Children’s Government’ in place of Guaranteed by the Central Government. It also states ‘ I promise to pay the bearer two thousand coupons (sic)’ instead of I promise to pay the bearer the sum of two thousand rupees. Governor’s signature is also missing in the note.
Earlier on February 23, a man named Mohammad Isha was arrested for allegedly filling an SBI atm in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area with fake Rs 2000 notes. While on February 23, a state bank of India (SBI) ATM in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar has dispensed fake Rs 2000 notes.