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Cut command doesn't remove (^C) character from only first line

I have a file which has first 2 junk characters(X^C) at beginning of each line in file. When i run cut -c 2- filename it removes junk characters from all lines except on first line it keeps one junk character control C(^C). Not sure why it is not removing only from first line.
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cat -vet myFile

to see what's actually in the file.
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To remove 2 chars, you should run
cut -c 3- file


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