Chennai: Over 100 residents of Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu State have withdrawn a major portion of their saving from a bank due to confusion prevailing over National Population Register (NPR).
In-charge of local Jamath at a school campus said that villagers fear that they may lose their hard-earned money.
Staff members of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) have also approached local and explained that submission of documents is not mandatory during NPR exercise. However, panic-gripped customers are reluctant to believe in it.
‘NPR letter’ for KYC
It may be mentioned that earlier, many customers of Central Bank of India, Kayalpattinam had withdrawn cash after the bank’s notification mentioned ‘NPR letter’ as a document for Know Your Customer (KYC) update.
Later, the bank had issued a clarification that NPR letter is not mandatory rather it is an additional document. Despite issuing a clarification, confusion prevailed which had resulted in ‘cash withdrawal spree’.
Protest against NRC, NPR
It is reported that some persons are withdrawing cash as a mark of protest against NRC and NPR.
They claim that it is another form of protest against controversial laws.
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