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CAA protestors startle banks in Tamil Nadu, withdraw Rs 55 lakh

A sum of Rs 55 lakh was withdrawn from Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank in hours as hundreds of protesters, including women, trooped to branches.

Published: 12th March 2020 05:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2020 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

People protesting in Chennai against CAA

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Express News Service

PUDUKKOTTAI: The protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act took a novel turn on Wednesday as protesters queued up in front of two nationalised bank branches in Karambakudi to withdraw money from their accounts.

A sum of Rs 55 lakh was withdrawn from Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank in hours as hundreds of protesters, including women, trooped to branches.

Having run out of cash, branch managers were rattled trying to convince those in the queue.

The queue in front of the Indian Bank was the longest of the two branches. Many of the customers held placards announcing that it was the ‘cash withdrawing protest’ against the CAA.

Those in the queue displayed passbooks and documents besides raising slogans against CAA. According to officials, at least Rs 40 lakh was withdrawn from.

“Several hundreds came together seeking to either to withdraw money from their accounts or closing term deposits. Several accounts were empty by the end of the day including a customer closing a term deposit of  Rs 9.5 lakh,” sources said.

Higher officials of Indian Overseas Bank came down to the village to handle the situation. 


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  • thulakol

    this is all handwork of DMK still stalin spreading rumors. muslims bro and sisters cAA has zero effect on indians. do not get duped by DMK and other parties. they are cheating you
    6 months ago reply
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