The central bank has brushed aside as simply a rumour the news that the Tk 1,000 red-coloured bank notes will be scrapped.
The news to withdraw the red-coloured banknotes of Tk 1,000 denomination by the regulator that spread on social media is fake, the banking regulator made the announcement through a notice.
The announcement came after a notice—claiming to be from Bangladesh Krishi Bank and without containing a letter head of the bank—says it will not accept red-coloured notes after May 30 this year.
Moreover, the red-coloured banknotes will be invalid after May 30, said the notice where name of the signee and the branch of the bank is blurred too.
Later, Bangladesh Bank said it did not issue any instruction regarding withdrawal of any note. The banking watchdog urged people not to pay any heed to such rumour or fake information.
“This is a completely fake information,” said Md Serajul Islam, spokesperson of the BB, regarding the fake notice circulated in the social media.
– With The Daily Star input