Chandigarh: A local man,Anuj, was shocked after he found out that he has more than a 100 close relatives after all of them called him up and asked him to keep their 2 Lakh rupees in his bank account. After the board exams he gave as a teenager, this is the first time he has been contacted by all his relatives.
After Modi government put a ban on the old 500 and 1000 Rs notes, people with black money are thinking up various ways to turn it into white. With bank deposits up to 2 Lakh rupees not raising any suspicion, most people are using this method. Apart from depositing money in their own bank accounts, they are asking friends and relatives to park this money for a while.
“I thought I have a dozen relatives in total, I rarely hear from them so hard to remember. When I mt with an accident and was in th he hospital, a few of them came to visit so I remember their faces as well. However, now I find out that I have over a 100 relatives and dozens of friends. Phone has been ringing off the hook for the last 3 days as people I don’t even know are calling me”, Anuj said.
“They start out by asking about my job, health etc before coming to the main point. They discuss whether I have any funds in 500-1000 notes and when I tell them I don’t, they ask me to deposit their 2 Lakhs. Now I am confused which relative should I help out”, he added.
When we asked Anuj whether he has faced any problem after the ban on old currency notes, he said, “I am an engineer, as long as the paan wala keeps giving credit, I am good.”