RBI checks SBI Dumariyaganj chest documents

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Siddharthnagar, Sep 14 (UNI) A probe team of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) went through the documents of the State Bank of India's (SBI) chest in the Dumariyaganj area here, where more than Rs four crore fake currency notes were detected recently.

Official sources said today, the RBI's vigilance team late yesterday flipped over the bank's documents and also seized some of them for investigation.

So far, four people had been nabbed for their involvement in the crime, while three SBI employees had been suspended for the same.

On July 29, the STF of the Uttar Pradesh Police had held Sudhakar and seized Rs 7,21,000, including fake notes worth Rs 5,000 from his house and later requested the RBI for currency screening in the SBI branch.

On August 5, a team of senior RBI officials reached the bank and seized counterfeit Indian currency worth Rs 20 lakh from the bank's main chest in Siddharthnagar district.

Later on August 7, the Uttar Pradesh government had ordered probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the multi-crore rupees fake currency racket and realising the seriousness of the case, the very next day, the government had recommended an investigation by the CBI into the SBI fake currency racket.

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