Two school going boys from Bihar’s Pastiya village got shocked as their bank accounts have been credited over ₹900 crore. They got to know this when they went to check their bank statements for scholarships. Other villagers also rushed to banks to check their bank statements hoping for similar luck.
Bank Officials has started inquiry about the issue
A probe has already been initiated and senior officials of the bank have been informed to investigate how the money got deposited. Meanwhile, the branch manager of the bank has stopped withdrawal from the accounts.
Residents of Pastiya village in Bagaura panchayat ,Katihar district, Asit Kumar and Guruchandra Vishwas visited local Centralised Processing Centre (CPC) of State Bank of India (SBI) to enquire about the massive amount of deposit by the state government for the school uniforms of the two boys.
In the accounts in Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank, Guru Charan Vishwas’ account was credited with 60 crore and Ashish Kumar’s account with 900 crore as cited by Livehindustan.
Earlier this year another similar incident happened where a 30-year-old man Ranjeet Das of Bihar’s Bakhtiyar village had got ₹5.5 lakh in his account due to bank error. However, he refused to return the money even though the bank had sent several notices to him. He later claimed that the amount was sent to his account by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a government relief.
Magistrate of Katihar District, Udayan Mishra said “I got the information last evening that a huge amount of money was deposited in the bank accounts of two boys. We are probing it. We opened the bank branch early this morning to check how it happened. The branch manager told us there was some glitch in the computerised system of sending money. The amount was visible in their statements but the actual money wasn’t in their account. I have sought a report from the bank”.