Bank Chests looted during floods -Crores vanish In Kedarnath- Uttarakhand floods

Bank Chests looted during floods

By Yogesh Kumar


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Even at the time of a calamitous tragedy. A week after the cloud-burst close to the  Kedarnath temple, the police in  Uttarakhand recovered Rs 83 lakh from a man trying to take a rescue chopper and arrested him. Initial inquiries revealed the money was part of Rs 5 crore in a  State Bank of India chest at the Kedarnath branch, and were proceedings from the temple which was washed away along with most of the structures in the pilgrim town.

So far, the Uttarakhand police have recovered only Rs 83 lakh and no one has a clue about the rest of the money. Uttarakhand DGP Satyavrat Bansal told TOI that efforts are being made to recover the rest of the money and confirmed that one man was arrested after he was found with Rs 83 lakh that he could not explain. News of missing cash spread like wildfire with unconfirmed reports said a number of people from Kedarnath town had found the chest full of cash but did not inform anyone.

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