ROORKEE: A manager of a local bank branch has been booked for depositing counterfeit currency notes of Rs 1,000 in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after higher currency notes were demonetised last year.
According to police, manager of Kanpur-based office of RBI, Satya Kumar, had registered a complaint against the manager of BT Ganj-based branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB). In his complaint on December 15 last year, Kumar alleged that the bank branch, which is a currency chest for all banks here, had sent 36 fake notes of Rs 1,000 to RBI in November.
“A case was registered against the bank manager under under section 489 (A to E) of Indian Penal Code, which deals with crime related to counterfeit currency. Investigation in the matter is underway to find out who is behind the circulation of fake notes,” said circle officer (Roorkee) Swapan Kishore Singh.
However, bank authorities said that they had deposited the money with complete precaution, and is still clueless in the matter. They said that since there were serpentine queues for depositing money after note ban, some one took advantage of the situation.
“From various branches of different banks, cash is sent to our currency chest to deposit the money for sending it to RBI. We even used the machines to check the money. We are still clueless as to how these notes were deposited that it went to RBI,” Devendra Kalra, manager of the local currency chest