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After Gandhi's Vanishing Act In ₹2000 Notes, Now The Flip Side Goes Missing In ₹500 Notes

"Only the side with Mahatma Gandhi's image was printed."

12/01/2017 10:15 AM IST | Updated 12/01/2017 11:51 AM IST
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Just a week after farmers in Madhya Pradesh received ₹2000 notes in which the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was missing, ATM machines in the state have dispensed ₹500 notes with one side missing.

The side that is missing is the flip side to Gandhi's portrait.

The Times of India reported today that some ATMs in Khargone district had dispensed 500-rupee notes, with one side completely blank.

Hemant Soni, a resident of Segaon village in Khargone district, who tried to withdraw ₹1,500 told reporters, "Only the side with Mahatma Gandhi's image was printed. The other side was blank."

SBI's Khargone currency chest incharge P.S. Panwar told TOI that the matter had been reported to the RBI. The Modi government rolled out demonetisation on 8 November in a bid to combat black money and corruption, scrapping the old ₹500 and ₹1000 notes.

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