Economic security of people jeopardised due to demonetisation: Mamata
The rupee had many times plumbed the 70 levels in the past two months as foreign investors have been dumping the unit for quite some time now.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the economic security of the common people has been jeopardized since the introduction of demonetization and asked the central government to probe reports of ATM frauds.
On the implementation of demonetization, the TMC chief said, "In a country where there are no bank branches in many remote areas, in a country of poor people, the Centre has introduced plastic economy. Such a move has taken away the economic security of the common people."
"Without crosschecking the situation in the country, they (the Centre) have introduced digital economy putting the common man in great difficulty," Banerjee said.
"Our primary task is to restore the confidence of the panicky consumers and instill in them a feeling that their money is protected," he told reporters.
The minister said he had suggested that all ATMs should be linked with local police stations for direct monitoring to prevent such fraudulent acts.
Review of the CCTV camera footage of ATM kiosks should be done on a regular basis by banks, Pande said.
The minister said authorities of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have assured cooperation to ensure safe service through ATMs.
Investigations are on to ascertain whether the two have links with their fellow countrymen held from other cities in similar cases, police said.
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