RBI officials file plaint over receiving fake currency

RBI officials file plaint over receiving fake currency

The regional office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Nrupathunga Road has lodged a complaint with the Halasuru Gate police after it received counterfeit currency amounting to Rs 6.12 lakh from a public and a private bank.

The central bank received the notes between January and July this year after which two complaints were filed separately by RBI’s assistant general manager and manager.

In their complaints, the officials stated that they received currency from various bank chests for deposits.

However, between June 1 and July 31, while counting the currency received from a private bank for deposit, they found 186 fake notes in Rs 100 denominations worth Rs 18,600.

The second complaint was concerning a similar incident during counting, when officials discovered 39 fake currency notes of Rs 100 denomination, 533 fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination and 323 counterfeit currency of Rs 1000 denomination received from a nationalised bank between January to March 31 this year.

The total number of 895 fake currency notes amounted to Rs 5.9 lakh. The Halasuru gate police have registered a case under various sections of counterfeit currency notes and are investigating further.