Bihar: Angry people break locked gate of bank

Bihar: People, angry at having to go without small denomination currency notes after demonetisation, protested and tried to ransack banks at several places across the state.

By: IANS | Patna | Published:November 13, 2016 4:08 pm
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A group of angry people on Sunday broke locked gate of a bank and forcibly entered the premises in Bihar’s Gopalganj district after they were told that there was no cash, the state police said. People, angry at having to go without small denomination currency notes after demonetisation, protested and tried to ransack banks at several places across the state as they failed to get cash despite standing for hours in long queues since morning.

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“People forcibly entered a Punjab National Bank’s branch in Mirganj after they broke the locked gate and staged protest against failure of banks in providing cash,” a district police official said. The police have resorted to lathicharge to disperse angry crowds.

Two groups clashed at a bank in Narkatiaganj area of Champaran district after some people who were standing in long queues, fell into a drain.

Protests by people angry over cash crunch in banks were reported in Aurangabad, Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Bhagalpur and Khagaria districts. The fight for cash is likely to continue for a few more days as nearly five per cent ATMs in the state are not operational, officials said.

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    Cbs
    Nov 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    very bad execution by central government. There are villages without atm and even near by post office. Without proper transportation, how foolish anyone can supply cash to far and remote places. Especially poor of telangana districts are suffering a lot. And how many MLA and ministers were in line near banks to exchange higher denominations. They dont have 500 or 1000 rs. What about rich film stars near banks. Even local party leaders were not found near banks. Only crowd we can find is middle cl people.
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      chandan jha
      Nov 15, 2016 at 4:44 am
      write know this is very critical situation for me and Indian citizen. But i appreciate pm modi jee insiate.500-1000 rupees should be ban. because teririst use forged note and collect money purchase weapon and teririst want to dectroy our country.
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        NPK Pillai
        Nov 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm
        One cannot ignore the deaths in Kerala and weat Bengal lt;br/gt;And the attack on banks in Kerala and Bihar and the up coming court action.If government started planning before 10 months why the cash transactions cause chaos affecting business an the poor.
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          O.p. Verma
          Nov 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
          ये क्या हो रहा है बिहार में...
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