In a surprising incident, farmers from Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district were taken aback on Tuesday when they got newly printed Rs 2000 notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi.
The incident came to limelight when some farmers in Badodha tehsil withdrew money from the local State Bank of India branch only to find that some Rs 2000 bank notes did not have Mahatma Gandhi’s picture, according to reports.
The bank officials affirmed the farmers that it could be a printing mistake and the notes were genuine.
However, Laxman Meena, one of the farmers who got the faulty Rs 2000 notes, said that the bank accepted the notes back but didn’t issue new currency.
Sheopur district manager of SBI, Akash Shrivastav was quoted saying:
“The incident took place at Shivpuri Road branch of SBI. The notes were not counterfeit, but probably there was some printing error. They were taken back as soon as it (the error) was detected.”
“It is not fake currency, it is a misprint. We have sent it for the probe,” said SBI officer RK Jain.
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