A post stared trending on social media recently claiming that nine public sector banks will be closed permanently by Reserve bank of India.
“Nine banks will be closed permanently by Reserve bank of India. If anybody having transactions in it please kindly withdraw it.
The names of the bank’s are
Bank of Maharashtra
Indian Overseas Bank
Central Bank of India
Dena Bank and
United Bank of India
9 banks are going to be close if u guys have any account in this banks so please immediately safe ur cash and forward this msg to all. Order by supreme Court (Sic),” the text read.
When NewsMobile fact-checked the post, we found it to be fake.
Reserve Bank of India on September 25, 2019, posted a tweet from their official Twitter account, rubbishing the viral post.
Reports appearing in some sections of social media about RBI closing down certain commercial banks are false.— ReserveBankOfIndia (@RBI) September 25, 2019
RBI spokespersons Yogesh Dayal and Finance Secretary Rajeev Kumar also warned people against the viral FAKE message.
Reports appearing in some sections of social media about RBI closing down certain commercial banks are false.— Yogesh Dayal (@YogeshDayal17) September 25, 2019
There are mischievous rumours on Social Media (picture below) about @RBI closing some banks. No question of closing any #PSB, which are articles of faith. Rather Govt is strengthening PSBs with reforms and infusion of capital to better serve its customers @FinMinIndia @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/43XoZGoOa0— Rajeev kumar (@rajeevkumr) September 25, 2019
The above information proves that the viral message is fake and should not be circulated.