Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Ahmedabad city police recently recovered 2,026 counterfeit currency notes with an overall value of Rs 7,76,320 deposited in 15 private and nationalized city banks.
Quite surprisingly, even torn currency notes and children’s notes were found from the banks.
According to SOG, it is a routine process undertaken every three months in which banks hand over the fake currency deposited in their banks by different customers.
However, the strange thing is that nobody has been caught by the agency despite gathering CCTV footage from the banks.
According to a complaint lodged by the SOG, 235 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination were found by them. Similarly, the cops found 282 notes of Rs 500, 185 of Rs 200, 1,129 of Rs 100, 187 of Rs 50, two of Rs 20 and three of Rs 10.
According to a report published by RBI, “Counterfeit notes in the new design of Rs.500 which was introduced in 2016, increased by 121.0 percent, while for Rs.2000, it increased by 21.9 percent during 2018-19 as against the previous fiscal.
Source: Times of India