Bihar: Man refuses to return wrongfully credited money, says Modi gave him
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (ANI Photo)
BRINGING back India’s black money stashed in foreign banks is something the Narendra Modi government had promised to the countrymen and the prime minister’s critics often mock him asking where is the money. Modi is often accused of failing to keep a promise of depositing in the bank account of each Indian Rs 15 lakh even though voices in his Bharatiya Janata Party counter the allegation saying he never made such a promise.
A man in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, however, felt that the prime minister kept his words after discovering Rs 5.5 lakh in his bank account. The money was deposited due to an error made by the bank but he refused to return the money, saying it “was sent by prime minister Narendra Modi”, Indo-Asian News Service reported.
The incident has happened in eastern Bihar’s Khagaria district.
The Gramin Bank in Khagaria erroneously sent the money to Ranjit Das, a native of Bakhtiyarpur village under Mansi police station, and despite receiving several notices, he refused to return the amount, saying he had already spent it. He was arrested.
“I was very happy when I received the money in March this year. I thought as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised every one of depositing Rs 15 lakh in their bank account, I thought that it could be the first instalment of it. I have spent all the money. Now, I did not have money in my bank account,” Das said in a statement to police.
Mansi station house officer Deepak Kumar said Das was arrested on the complaint given by the manager of the bank and further investigation was on.