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Rs 1 cr deposited in labourer’s a/c; bank says it’s ‘mistake’

A whopping Rs 1,00,10,000 (one crore ten thousand) were deposited in a dormant account of a labourer at Khidiya branch of Bank of India in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh after demonetisation.

Bank officials said it was a "clerical mistake".

Asaram Vishwakarma, the labourer, learnt about the fortune sitting in his account with the Bank of India branch when he received an Income Tax notice dated November 30, seeking explanation.

Vishwakarma at first did not understand the notice as it was in English. A school teacher translated it for him.

The notice, signed by Ashok Kumar Mangnani, Assistant Director of Income Tax, Bhopal, reads, "IT department is in possession of information that you have entered into financial transactions of Rs 1,00,10,000 between November 9, 2016 and November 17 without quoting your Permanent Account Number (PAN)." 

However, BOI branch manager Vinod Jalodia said, "Vishwakarma had deposited Rs 10,000, but by mistake a clerk made a wrong entry of Rs 1,00,10,000 in his account. 


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