Remember the taxi driver from Punjab who got credited with Rs 9,806 crore in his State Bank of India account? It was obviously debited the very next day because it was an error on the bank’s part. Well, turns out that wasn’t the only time something like that happened. A similar incident reportedly took place with a tea-vendor who got the shock of his life when income-tax department officials knocked at his door and accused him of converting black money into white.
Rajkumar, who sells tea outside Jaipur’s Udyog Bhawan, was apparently picked up by I-T department officials and grilled for over five hours as his bank account showed the entry of Rs 4.8 crore having been credited to his account, says an India Today report. He was asked by the officials to reveal his sources, but the man had no idea what they were talking about. He told them he was a simple man who had no knowledge of the matter.
Eventually, the article said that Rajkumar was taken to the bank where the bank officials admitted that it was a human error committed by the bank officials. Reportedly, the vendor had deposited 48 notes of Rs 1,000, which was entered in the account with extra zeroes. Unfortunately, because of this error, he had to undergo an inquiry that reportedly lasted for two days. The report had picture of Rajkumar’s passbook which shows Rs 4.8 crore credited to his account.
It was a manual error that could have happened because of increase in the work load, Bank manager of Bank of Baroda OP Tripathi was quoted as saying.