Ranvir Shorey alleges inaction in Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative bank scam
He used his Twitter handle to speak up on behalf of beleaguered depositors whose money is stuck.
Speaking out about the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam issue, Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey on Friday expressed concern for depositors whose hard-earned money and life savings are stuck and alleged inaction by the authorities.
The actor also claimed that because of the scam 'more than 9 lakh people are destroyed.'
The Lootcase actor took to Twitter and highlighted that "More than 9 lakh people destroyed. Many dead. No action from @FinMinIndia@PMOIndia@CMOMaharashtra. #PMCBank #PMCBankScam #PMCBankCrisis #PMCVictimsMatters." The actor tagged the Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in the post.
Earlier on Tuesday, the actor stood up for the depositors who have suffered because of the scam and wrote on Twitter, "If you want to study how #India gets fleeced by its politicians, study the #PMCBankScam. It's a textbook case. And don't miss the media's role in brushing it under the carpet. #PMCVictimsMatter."
In response to the tweet, a Twitter user thanked the actor for raising his voice and said, "Thanks for standing in favour of Suffering - Dying Depositors who cannot afford medicines, can't pay fees of their children and getting groceries borrowing from Relatives and Friends or mortgaging jewellery since they cannot access their own money deposited in PMC Bank."
In September last year, the Reserve Bank of India had capped the deposit withdrawal limit at Rs40,000 and restricted the activities of the PMC Bank after an alleged fraud of Rs4,355 crore came to light. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized and identified movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs3,830 crore owned by real estate company HDIL in connection with the case.