PATNA: A man was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday for refusing to return Rs 5.5 lakh mistakenly credited by the Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank to his account in the same bank in Bihar’s Khagaria district in March last year, reports Ramashankar.
The 30-year-old Ranjeet Das of Bakhtiyar village refused to return the entire amount despite several notices issued by a local branch of the bank as he said the money was sent by PM Narendra Modi.
A bank officer, on the condition of anonymity, said Das had returned a part of the amount under pressure from senior bank officials, but later refused to return the rest Rs 1,60,970. Das told the bank officials that he had already spent the money.
On August 17 branch manager Satya Narayan Prasad lodged an FIR against Das. “I thought the money had been sent by PM Narendra Modi as the first instalment of the total Rs15 lakh he had promised to every individual during a poll campaign in Bihar,” Das, a tutor by profession, reportedly told investigating officers. SHO Deepak Kumar said Das was booked under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC. He said the lapses on the part of the bank would also be probed.