Tumakuru: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has opened a checkpost to check illegal money transactions in the run-up to the elections, while lakhs of rupees are being deposited in the accounts of unknown people.
Five days ago, Ranganath, a journalist from Tumakuru, suddenly deposited Rs 2.50 Lakh in his bank savings account. After the incident was reported in the media, it has come to light that lakhs of rupees are being deposited in the accounts of other account holders.
Jayamma, a retired school headmistress and wife of Chikka Hanumanthaiah, a Former Employee of Syndicate Bank in Tumakuru, has a pension account at the SBI Batavadi Branch in Tumakuru and Rs 4.73 lakh was deposited in her account on March 28. On March 28, Jayamma, along with her husband, came to the bank branch and informed the manager.
Even the bank did not know how the money was deposited and told the account holders to bring it back to the notice of the RBI and sat for hours and held discussions with their superiors. In the end, the account holders have written an application and withdrew the money from the account holders on the insistence that you have to withdraw the money that came to our account. But from which account did the money come from? The details of who put it on have not been disclosed.
At present, two cases of unauthorised deposits have come to light in the District and it is not known how many more cases of money transfer have taken place in the account. It remains to be seen how the District Administration and the Election Commission, which are keeping a close watch on money laundering at the checkposts, are going to control such money laundering.