Money returned to bank
Malda, Jan. 12: The Malda branch of the State Bank of India gave Rs 54 lakh to a person by mistake in addition to the amount he withdrew yesterday.
Bimal Karmakar, a cashier of the Integrated Child Development Scheme, had withdrawn Rs 28. 25 lakh from the bank to pay the allowances of anganwadi workers. He returned to his office and started disbursing the money. Around 5pm, some bank officials came to his chamber and enquired if he had been paid excess money. Karmakar counted the amount and it was found that Rs 54 lakh had been paid to him in addition to the Rs 28. 25 lakh that he had withdrawn. The money was handed over to the officials. Chief manager Subinay Talukdar said: “We will initiate action against the employee responsible for the mistake.”
Jalpaiguri: A cellphone shop at Natun Bazaar in Mainaguri was burgled on Tuesday night. Police said robbers had taken away cellphones worth Rs 2.5 lakh from the shop.
Siliguri: The Northeast Frontier Railway will post gatemen at 202 unmanned level crossings by March this year. A press release by the NFR authorities on Wednesday said work to upgrade the unmanned crossings had already begun.
Jalpaiguri: The general manager of a hotel here has filed a complaint against five lawyers for assaulting the staff and ransacking the night-club of the hotel on Tuesday night. Arup Ganguly said the lawyers were drunk and beat up the hotel staff when they refused to serve them more liquor. The group also ransacked furniture and utensils of the club.
Jaigaon: A two-day one-act play contest began at Nagrakata Tribal Cultural Practice Centre here on Wednesday. Tribal actors and actresses from Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar are participating in the event organised by the backward classes social welfare department. The fest was inaugurated by sabhadhipati of the zilla parishad of Jalpaiguri, Dipti Dutta.