Hyderabad: A video is in circulation on Facebook showing the printing of new Rs 50 and Rs 200 rupee notes, claiming that it is from Pakistan, which is creating counterfeit Indian currency. The video shows a man assembling bundles of Rs 50 notes and stacks of Rs 200 rupee and Rs 50 notes. There is a printing machine too.
Fake indian currency notes being made in Pakistan.
విభాత మిత్ర ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ, ಮೇ 17, 2019
Upon checking carefully, the notes had ‘Bharatiya Children’s Bank’ instead of “Reserve Bank of India” printed on them. They also had “Manoranjan Bank of India” in English. They seemed to be larger than the normal tender printed by the Reserve Bank of India.
Though not 200 rupee or 50 rupee notes, there has been a similar report in The Hindu published on February 23, 2017, which shows that in an SBI ATM of Delhi, notes with the face value of 2000 had “Childrens Bank of India” printed on them. Police filed a case against this incident.
We also found a fact check by India Today published on September 19, 2018, with pictures from the video, explaining that they might not be the counterfeit currency, they probably are the currency used in kids games like monopoly.
Hence, these are not counterfeit money produced in Pakistan, the notes being produced might be some notes used in board games for children.