rodents tore to shreds notes worth Rs 12 lakh stored inside an SBI ATM in Assam’s
The shocking stash was discovered by technicians who had been asked by the bank to fix the ATM on June 11. The machine was lying unused since May 20, reports said. When they cracked open the machine, they found piles of shredded cash, mostly Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes.
Bank officials claimed rodents nibbled notes worth Rs 12,38,000. The ATM is run by a Guwahati-based financial company named FIS, which had reportedly deposited Rs 29 lakh inside the machine on May 19. The ATM, reports claimed, stopped working the next day.
The bank has doubts about the damage done and has initiated a probe. A police complaint has been registered with the local police station. “May 20 and June 11 is a significant period of time for an ATM to be out of service. People are suspicious as to why it took so long for the mechanics to arrive” said a local. The pictures of shredded notes inside the ATM booth went viral on Facebook and Twitter, with many calling it Demonetisation Part 2.