Days after a rancher in Madhya Pradesh got Rs. 2,000 notes from a bank without the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, an ATM at a town in Khargone area dispensed two ‘one-side blank’ money of the new Rs. 500 denomination.
Hemant Soni on Tuesday night utilized his card to withdraw Rs. 1,500 from an public sector bank’s ATM at Segaon town, around 40 kilometers from Khargone area headquarters.
“Of the three Rs. 500 notes, two were printed on one side while the opposite side was totally blank,” Soni said.
He enrolled a complaint of the misprinted money yesterday with the concerned bank authorities, who subsequently replaced his notes with new ones.
The bank authorities, however, said the misprinted notes were gotten as is from the Reserve Bank of India.
“We have changed these “misprinted” currency notes after the consumer’s complaint. We are currently checking the currency notes before loading them into the ATMs,” the deputy manager of the bank’s Sabji Mandi main branch told to a news agency.
“This is a printing mistake,” he included.