Bihar police arrested a 30-year-old man from Khagaria district on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also has a different connection behind the arrest of this person. He refused to return the Rs 5 lakh 50 thousand deposited in the account of the detainee. Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had deposited the money in his account, the man refused to return the money.
In March last year, Rs 5.5 lakh was deposited in Ranjit Das’s Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank account. However, the bank officials later came to know that the amount was deposited in the account of this person by mistake. The bank contacted Das and demanded an immediate refund. However, Das, a resident of Bakhtiyar village under Mansi police station, refused to return the money. Despite repeated notices from the bank, Das refused to return the money. Not only that, Das also told the bank officials that he had spent all this money. “I was very happy when I received a message on my mobile that Rs 5.5 lakh had been deposited in my bank account. This is a lot of money for someone like me. I think Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent me this money, ”Das told officials during the interrogation, according to the Times of India.
Referring to Prime Minister Modi’s promise to give Rs 15 lakh to each poor person, he said, “I think the Rs 5.5 lakh deposited in my account is the first week out of that Rs 15 lakh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given his word in this regard in a public meeting in Bihar, ”said Das. Das is a teacher by profession.
On August 17 of the same year, Satya Narayan Prasad, manager of Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank in Mansi, lodged a complaint with the police against Das and demanded action against him. Police arrested Das on Tuesday and remanded him in judicial custody. Mansi police station chief Deepak Kumar said a complaint had been lodged against Das under Kamal 406 for breach of trust. Das was produced before a local court and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. Bank officials often requested Das to return the money. However, Das refused and said that he had spent the money. Despite the bank sending notices more than half a dozen times, Das did not return the money, police officials said. However, the police have clarified that the irresponsibility of the bank will also be investigated in this case. A police inquiry has revealed that Das withdrew the funds from his account in different amounts in three months.
According to a bank official, Das had offered to return all the money due to pressure from the bank. But later he refused and did not return 1 lakh 60 thousand 970 rupees. Patna High Court advocate Rajiv Rajan Pandye said the court had convicted Das in the case and he could be sentenced to three years imprisonment or fine or both.