Odisha man returns Rs 8 lakh wrongly credited to his account – the New Indian Express
JAGATSINGHPUR: A Naugaon businessman in Jagatsinghpur has received praise from many for returning Rs 8 lakh which was mistakenly credited to his bank account a few days ago. A plywood and aluminum trader in Bhubaneswar, Arun Ojha (37) received a message on Saturday indicating that an amount of Rs 8 lakh had been credited to his bank account. Upon verification, he discovered that the amount had been deposited with an HDFC bank in Uttar Pradesh.
Ojha said that customers typically deposit around 50,000 rupees to a maximum of 1 lakh rupee and therefore was surprised to see such a huge amount deposited into his account. When in doubt, he called his clients to reconcile, but all denied sending the money.
On the same afternoon, Ojha received a phone call from a person who identified himself as the manager of the HDFC Bank branch in Balia (Uttar Pradesh) and informed him that said branch had wrongly filed the money in his account in place of the original beneficiary.
A man of conscience, Ojha admitted receiving the amount and asked for the name and bank details of the original claimant who was based in Balia (UP). The manager then shared the necessary details and Ojha transferred the money to the man’s account.