Ranchi: A man’s bank account in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district got “mistakenly” linked to his Aadhar number and he withdrew money from her account. He was arrested on March 24 for withdrawing money from the woman’s bank account.
The arrested person is Jeetrai Samant, a 42-year-old beedi worker. He was arrested as he failed to return the money that he withdrew from the woman’s account.
In September 2022, the manager of Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank received a complaint from Shrimati Laguri, who said money was disappearing from her account. The bank authorities discovered the error in Aadhar linking. As Samant was found to have withdrawn the money from her account, he was asked to return the money. But he failed to do so. An FIR was lodged against him in October under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
When police notified him about the issue, Samant wrote to the authorities saying he believed Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent him the money.
According to the police, Samant, a father of six children, kept withdrawing the money, which amounted to Rs 2 lakh. Samant’s account originally had only Rs 650, but he kept withdrawing amounts ranging between Rs 500 and Rs 5,000 from the account of the woman whose Aadhar number was wrongly linked to his account.