This is another kind of demonetization event, where mice have chewed through currency notes worth Rs. 12.38 lakhs inside an ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia district. Mice didn’t let go the chance of gobbling and shredding currency notes worth more than Rs 12 lakh inside a State Bank of India (SBI) ATM. And this time the mice put the new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes out of circulation, causing a mini demonetization.
The SBI ATM (DFBK -000196116) in Laipuli area had been shut since May 20 due to a technical issue and when technicians opened the machine for repairs on June 11, they were surprised to find mice and heaps of currency notes. A Guwahati-based financial company Global Business Solutions, which loads notes into the ATM said they had loaded the machine with Rs 29 lakh on May 19 and the very next day the ATM broke down. The bank officials say that notes worth Rs 12,38,000 had been shredded.
“We have been able to save Rs 17 lakh,”
a bank official told.
The bank has reportedly lodged an FIR at the local police station to look into the incident. Local people have reportedly stated that the reason why it took so long for the company to send repairmen to the closed down ATM should be probed too. But the question which has been bothering people is
“why did it take nearly a month for mechanics to arrive to repair the ATM?”
However, not many people are buying this story. An FIR has been lodged and the police will probe the incident. What do you think about this hilarious yet thought-provoking incident? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the story of this man who cycles 4000 Kms to watch FIFA World Cup 2018.