On November 8, 2016, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about the sudden denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes being demonetized, he had said that the step has been taken to crackdown on black money and corruption. He also promised that he will distribute the recovered money to the citizens of this country.
As funny as it may sound, but when a State Bank Of India’s user found money appearing in his bank account every month, ‘mysteriously’, the user thought that Narendra Modi is keeping his promise and is sending him money.
Well, ofcourse, this wasn’t the case. In some surprising turns of events, the State Bank Of India branch in Alampur mistakenly assigned two users with the same bank account. The accounts were assigned to two users with the same name, i.e, Humuk Singh from Rurai village and Hukum Singh from Roni village had almost similar details, except their photographs.
Hukum Singh from Rurai village opened his account in Alampur and went in search of employment and began depositing money in his SBI account. He used to deposit his hard-earned money every month, thinking that his money is safe in the bank account. But Hukum Singh from Roni Village, delighted with the money he found in his bank account every month., thought it was Modiji fulfilling his promise. He withdrew Rs 89,000 in a period of over six months.
Talking about the same goof-up, in a video, Hukum Singh (the one who withdrew money) said:
“Money came and I thought Modiji was giving money so I withdrew it. I didn’t have money and it was a necessity.”
Hukum Singh (the one who used to deposit the money), discovered about this goof-up last month when he found that his account had Rs 35,400 in it, whereas there should have been Rs 1,40,000. He complained about the same to the bank officials.
Though the bank officials acknowledged their mistake, but it is still not clear how this situation will be sorted