Kanpur | February 11, 2018
In a bizarre incident, an ATM belonging to Axis Bank in Kanpur dispensed fake currency notes when two men attempted to withdraw money from it, news agency ANI reported. The fake notes had ‘Children Bank of India’ written on it, instead of ‘Reserve Bank of India’.
The faulty ATM is located at Marble Market in the city. Incidentally, such fake notes, with the inscription ‘Children of India’, were dispensed by a few ATMs in different cities shortly after demonetisation of higher currency notes was announced in November 2016.
Meanwhile, the two men had tried to withdraw Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 from the ATM in Kanpur. However, both ended up receiving the fake notes, a report said. The notes are said to be of denomination of Rs. 500.
One of the person who received a fake note from the ATM, Sachin, said that they complained to the ATM guard about the incident, who noted it down in his register.
“I came to withdraw Rs 10,000. One of the notes dispensed had ‘Children Bank’ printed on it. We complained to the ATM guard who noted it down in his register. We are being told that the action will be taken & our notes would be changed on Monday,” Sachin said.
As per an Indiatoday.com report, the ATM was shut down after the police was informed about the incident. The matter was being probed, the news portal quoted the Superintendent of Police, South Kanpur, as saying.
Source: Times Now