Kejriwal corners Modi over Churan Label currency notes

Even as the government continues to assure people that there is no cash crunch four months after demonetisation, reports of fake Rs 2000 notes being dispensed by an ATM in Delhi's Sangam Vihar have emerged. Urjit Patel's signature and the RBI's seal have been replaced with a 'P.K.' logo, which perhaps takes inspiration from a Bollywood flick.

A senior police officer confirmed the incident to Hindustan Times and said the ATM dispensed four such fake notes of Rs 2000 to a customer.

The newspaper says the notes are "Guaranteed by the Children's Government" instead of the Central government and says "Churan lable" where the latent image should be. A sub-inspector who visited the ATM also received a fake Rs 2,000 note but found that all other notes in the bundle were genuine. The cop also got a fake note dispensed from the same ATM. The content of the fake note clearly points towards some kind of prank.

A sub-inspector was sent to the ATM to verify Rohit's claims. The part where the RBI Governor promises to pay the bearer a sum of two thousand rupees, the text on the fake note promises to pay the bearer "Two Thousand Coupens" instead.

The police is yet to identify the people behind the misdoings and a case has been registered at Sangam Vihar police station. The Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das had also added that counterfeiting the new notes would be very low as they are completely indigenous.

According to the Hindustan Times report, an SBI spokesman has said that they will be sending a team to investigate the matter.

The old denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were recalled from the market after PM Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation decision on November 8 on the national television.

  • Zachary Reyes