Two banks in Gujarat closed down by account holders for not dispensing more than Rs2000

Two banks in Gujarat closed down by account holders for not dispensing more than Rs2000

Ahmedabad, Dec 20: Angered by the refusal of officials to dispense more than Rs 2000 to each account holder seeking withdrawal, anxious people forced closure of operations at two banks at Akariya village in Amreli district today, police said.

Hundreds of agitated residents from Akariya and neighbouring villages gheraoed Dena Bank and State Bank of India branches and forced closure of operations by locking them before the police stepped in.

“We received a call from the banks saying that a large number of villagers had gathered outside the offices of the two banks and locked the banks after they expressed helplessness to give them more than Rs 2000 to each account holder,” said a police official at Amreli taluka police station.

 However, it is not clear whether the staff of banks was locked inside.

No untoward incident occurred as police brought the situation under control.

The banks were opened after some time by the police and business resumed, he said.

No formal complaint was lodged with police in this regard.

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