See the photos after the text: slightly torn notes (two) as we withdrew 10000 Rupees from the SBI atm. It is not very uncommon hearing people getting spurious (nakli/fake) notes from ATM machines, torn notes, and improperly working ATMs deducting money whimsically. Be careful while using ATMs and check notes after you are done (in the premise only). The onus is on you (according to law) if you get spurious notes.
A friend is holding the cash as I click my phone cam. This is not a very good example though. People have seen worse. We were lucky.