New Delhi :
A man who had gone to withdraw money at an ATM in Sangam Vihar Sangam Vihar in New Delhi allegedly ended up getting four notes of Rs 2,000 with “Children Bank Of India” written on them, police said on Wednesday.
Rohit Kumar, a customer care executive, had gone to withdraw cash from the State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Sangam Vihar on February 6. He got four notes of Rs 2,000 which had “churan” label on them in place of the official watermark.
The notes also had “PK” written on them in place of the RBI stamp and the top left corner had “Bharatiya Manoranjan Bank” written instead of Reserve Bank of India.
After the victim approached the police, a Sub-Inspector was sent to the ATM to withdraw money and he also received a note that had “Children Bank Of India” written on it.
Following this, a case of cheating was registered and investigation has been taken up, said a senior police officer.
After scanning the footage from the ATM, police has managed to identify the last man who had filled cash in the machine.
“Till now, there have been no other complaints. Probably, only a few notes were changed. We have to identify at which point the real notes were exchanged,” the officer added.
Meanwhile, SBI issued a statement saying that they have a robust system in place for monitoring the quality of notes, adding that the investigation in the matter is underway.
Police said all the notes were found as “children playing notes”, which are available at toy shops.
A case under sections 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust), 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC was registered at Sangam Vihar police station, they said.
Mohammed Isha, custodian of the Brinks India Pvt Ltd, who works for the SBI ATM has been zeroed in and his liability has been fixed by the bank as he was the custodian at the time of the incident, said a senior police officer.