After SBI was mocked and blamed for giving out fake 2000 Rs note from the ATM, SBI stated that it suspected “miscreants with mischievous intent” had replaced the original notes with fakes. The 2000 Rs note was given out in the Sangam Vihar area, SBI said that it had a very robust system to fill notes in the ATMs.
“All notes received by the Bank and to be dispensed by the Bank, either through its ATMs or its branches, are processed through the latest state-of-the-art Note Sorting Machines. These machines are equipped with the templates of all legal tender in the country and any note not conforming to the security features is separated as ‘Suspect Note’ for further manual scrutiny. Thus, no fake note is likely to be dispensed through Bank’s ATMs at any time,” the bank said in the statement.
SBI said that they have ceased the ATM and given the CCTV footage to the police. “As the possibility of fake notes from Bank’s ATMs is very remote, the Bank suspects the involvement of some miscreants with mischievous intent. However, further investigations are underway,” the statement said.