ANANTAPUR: Mr K. Srinivasulu Naidu, a small farmer of Komatikuntla in Putlur mandal, is going to bed a crorepati, albeit a very worried one. He was shocked on Sunday when he got an SMS on his mobilephone about Rs 1.84 crore being credited into his savings bank account.
Mr Naidu has the account with the Andhra Bank branch in Tadipatri in the district. He has very little money in the account, following the series of crop failures.
“The message said 1.84 crore had been credited to the account,” he said. Mr Naidu and his wife Syamala tried to speak with bank officials but no one was available.
The farmer suspects someone credited the money into his account. “We will meet bankers on Monday to freeze the transaction,” he said. The money was still in his account when reports last came in.
A cinema theatre operator had a similar experience two days ago in Anantapur, when his SB account was credited with Rs 1 crore. He rushed to the bank and alerted the officials who froze his account.
Earlier last week, daily wage worker Nazeer in the Chittoor district received a message about Rs 1.26 crore credited to his account in teh Andhra Bank branch at Gurramkonda on Wednesday. Bank officers later said it was a technical error, and issued an account statement later.
Police seizes Rs 17 lakh from 2 rail passengers
New and old currency notes worth Rs 17.23 lakh were recovered from the bags of two passengers at Khammam Railway Station on Sunday.
The RPF intercepted two persons who got down from the Konark Express and searched their belongings. The two were taken into custody after the cash was found in their luggage. They have been identified as Nageti Murali Krishna, 29, who works as a clerk at a firm in Pumping Well Road, and Basani Upender, 45, a clerk in another firm. It doesn’t look like the two had the economic capacity to generate this much cash.
Old and new currency was found in the bags. There were 321 new Rs 2000 notes, 41 new Rs 500 notes, 9075 Rs 100 notes, 1000 Rs 20 notes, 500 Rs 10 notes and 500 Rs 10 coins. Of the old notes, 53 were of Rs 1000 and 158 of Rs 500. The new currency notes had bank slips of the main bazaar branch of Berhampur in Odisha.
The RPF has handed over the case to the Railway Police. Railway police SI K. Naresh said they are interrogating the two persons. It is suspected that businessmen of Khammam, who had links with banks in Berhampur, sent their men to exchange notes.