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Handed Rs 22K extra by bank, man booked for failing to return amount

The bank cashier handed over 22 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination to the accused instead of 11 notes.

punjab Updated: Dec 15, 2017 21:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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A businessman in Chandigarh was arrested for allegedly failing to return an amount of Rs 22,000 that was mistakenly handed over to him by the cashier of a bank while exchanging money. He was sent to judicial custody on Friday.

The accused was identified as Ashok Gupta, who runs a paint shop in Sector 27. He was booked on the complaint of Sita Ram, the head cashier of Punjab National Bank, Sector 27.

Sita Ram stated that on August 4, Gupta approached the bank seeking to exchange notes. He said he had an amount of Rs 22,000 in Rs 500 denomination notes and wanted to exchange them with Rs 2,000 denomination notes. Sita Ram handed him the amount, but later realised that he was falling short of Rs 22,000. He further stated that he handed over 22 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination to Gupta instead of 11 notes.

Police said the bank’s CCTV footage also showed that extra notes were handed over to Gupta. The bank approached Gupta, asking him to return the amount but he refused to accept that he was handed extra amount. He too was shown the CCTV footage, but did not accept that he received the money.

A case was registered under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector-26 police station.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 21:13 IST