Puttur: People panicked by subsidy reversal rumour rush to banks

Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Apr 16: To help poor people during the lockdown period, the government has remitted financial assistance to their accounts. Women having Jan Dhan accounts are being paid Rs 500 per month for three months under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan scheme. The instalment for April has already been credited and farmers have also got Kissan Samman instalment.

Some miscreants had spread the rumour through social sites that these amounts will go back to the government if not withdrawn immediately. Therefore, banks witnessed long queues in front of their branches since Monday. Controlling the crowd and maintaining social distance is proving to be a herculean task for the bankers.

People in queue front of Canara Bank in Puttur

On Tuesday, realising that the situation is going out of hand, Dakshina Kannada district additional superintendent of police along with Puttur deputy superintendent of police held a meeting with officials of nationalized banks at Puttur. It was decided to educate the customers about their money remaining intact and to enforce rules during their visit to banks.

Canara Bank Puttur regional officer R Raghavendra said that the amounts credited into accounts of customers will remain there and the customers can withdraw them even on a later date at their convenience. He asked the customers not to form a crowd in front of banks because of lockdown rules. He said that the customers have to maintain social distance and make use of the facility in an orderly and peaceful manner.




Comment on this article

  • Praveen, surathkall

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    One more incident of misleading people thru social networking after Kulur - Mangalore incident yesterday ; look at the troubles faced by those affected people themselves in addition to the Bank staffs, police force and many more.; is it not possible to trace the masterminds of these inhumane acts?
    Concerned officials, pls do the needful.

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  • Manu, Kadekar

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Why people doing gimmicks with poor people. As now a days no transportation around..people walk miles to reach the bank and are standing in Q long hours. What benefit get to kidi-kedi people. Are they are after to spread more of corona virus which is less and are much upset with it. Anti-Nationals.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    There should be some ulterior motives behind this. I feel, What you mentioned in the last sentence of your comment makes sense.

    Since, there are no many caaes here, by gathering people this way, some one with positive symptoms can cause infection to many.... purposely for the government to prove fail in tackling the problem....its like taking Revenge.

    Same thing kulur, bandra. Just can't imagine how poisonous thoughts and their plans.....how fun and enjoyment such wicked people get by targeting those innocent people by showing the false taste of money ....i dont think this is WhatsApp generated message. Otherwise we too would have got it..

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Your reference to last sentence of Manu Kadekar's comment is spot on. It won't be too long before the culprit is traced, as the rumors were reportedly spread via social media.

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  • Jason, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Effect of fake Whatsapp forwards started by BJP IT Cell...
    The fake news plan which you guys started is going to swallow you all...

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    This is reality of how much peoples belive on government.

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  • Sudesh pai, MANIPAL

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Where is the BRAIN SANITIZERS

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    People in Karnataka long for News which is Genuine ..

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  • Nelson D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    We Mangaloreans behave much more sensibly than this . Why then do we behave like this?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Nelson D'Souza, Mangalore
    They have to trust the ruling Government ...

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    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Another example of Indian herd mentality. But those spreading rumours should be caught and taught the lesson of their life for not realising the consequences if infection spreads at these bad times.

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