Rs. 2000 notes sans Mahatma image land in farmer’s hands
A farmer in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district was shocked to receive Rs. 2,000 currency without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a public sector bank branch.
Laxman Meena from Bichchhugawadi village reportedly received three Rs. 2,000 notes when he withdrew money from the bank at Baroda town in Sheopur.
“I was given three notes of Rs. 2,000 on withdrawal from my account on Tuesday [January 3]. I later found that there was no image of Mahatma Gandhi on those notes,” Meena told PTI over the phone on Thursday.
“I was in the market when I discovered that there was no picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the notes. I then went to the bank and and showed it to the manager,” he said.
“Initially, the manger told me that I must have examined the notes on receiving them. Later, he told me to deposit the notes and get them replaced,” the farmer said.
The bank manager also clarified to him that the currency was genuine and there might have been a printing error.
Meanwhile, the in charge bank manager told PTI over the phone that he had sent the information to the lead bank manager of the district.
“I have nothing more to say. I have already submitted the information in this regard to the lead bank manager,” he said.
Courtesy: The Hindu