But by the time his turn came, the machine had stopped working as it was apparently cash-dry.

Frustrated without cash cop damages two ATMs in Andhra Image: Flickr/Redspotted
news Demonetisation Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 07:38

Angry over not being able to withdraw cash, a police constable damaged two ATMs in Andhra Pradesh.

The incident occurred in Paderu in Visakhapatnam district on Friday night when the constable stood in queue at a State Bank of India ATM to withdraw cash. 

But by the time his turn came, the machine had stopped working as it was apparently cash-dry.

Irritated, the cop kicked the machine repeatedly. 

He left but returned a few minutes later to vent his ire on the other machine at the ATM station.

Following this, bank authorities locked the ATM and handed over the CCTV footage of the incident to police for further action.

Last week, Visakhapatnam has witnessed a deposit of around Rs 954 crore in various banks since November 10.  

Despite this, the state is witnessing a shortage of notes.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has also asked the Centre to explore coming out with a Rs 200 note, as the common people were finding it difficult to get change for Rs 2,000 notes.

Naidu also tweeted that the central government needed to reassess the introduction of Rs 2,000 notes, and tread with caution before introducing new denominations.

Stating that it needed elaborate discussions, he called for looking at the alternatives.

 

IANS Inputs

 

Show us some love and support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.