Saturday , December 3 2016

People attack banks having no currency in Guntur

People are becoming angry over the absence of cash in the banks. Some people have locked Andhra Bank branch at Eepuru on Monday angry over the absence of money and the similar situation succeeded in many banks on Tuesday.

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The ATM kiosks in Guntur are seen closed due to lack of sufficient currency on Tuesday.

People are becoming angry over the absence of cash in the banks.

GUNTUR: People are becoming angry over the absence of cash in the banks. Some people have locked Andhra Bank branch at Eepuru on Monday angry over the absence of money and the similar situation succeeded in many banks on Tuesday. Some angry public tried to break the glass panes of the State Bank of India at the old Amaravati and the account holders staged the protest at Prattipadu in Guntur district on Tuesday.

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The people of old Amaravati and adjacent villages rushed to the Andhra Bank at 9 am to withdraw and deposit money in large numbers. The bank was opened at 10.30 am but the staff has opened only a small door which restrained the public from entering the bank. The angry public broke their glass panes beside the door and damaged have chairs and tables in anger. They alleged that they are coming to the bank from far off places but of no use as the bank was displaying ‘No cash’ board. The Amaravati SI, K. Venkata Prasad rushed to the bank with policemen and have controlled the angry public.

Andhra Bank manager R.S. Ravindranath said that there was only a limited stock of currency notes. So the bank is failing to give a desired amount to the public. He added that despite the crisis, the bank is trying to give Rs 4,000 to the account holders and are trying to get more currency. Likewise, the public became angry in the banks at the Guntur city and argued with banks staff and officials demanding to disburse currency notes. The bank officials said that they have already informed about the need for currency and are waiting for it.

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