Karnataka: Toll Gate Attendant Swiped Rs. 4 Lakhs Instead of Rs 40 from a Doctor’s Card

Toll Gate Attendant Swiped Rs. 4 Lakhs Instead of Rs 40: At the Kochi-Mumbai National Highway close to Udupi in the state of Karnataka, a toll attendant swiped a doc’s debit card for Rs. 4 Lakhs. This happened late on Saturday night at around 10.30 pm at the Gundmi toll gate situated around eighteen kilometers from the Udupi place. The doctor based in Mysore was identified as Dr. Rao. He was traveling by car and his driver drove his car. Late on Saturday night, he handed over his debit card to pay toll charges of Rs. 40. He received back the toll receipt and the POS location where the debit card was swiped. It took until next morning for the doctor to recover the amount.

Karnataka: Toll Gate Attendant Swiped Rs. 4 Lakhs Instead of Rs 40 from a Doctor’s Card

Karnataka Toll Gate Attendant Swiped Rs. 4 Lakhs Instead of Rs 40 from a Doctor's Card
Karnataka Toll Gate Attendant Swiped Rs. 4 Lakhs Instead of Rs 40 from a Doctor’s Card

Later he got a text message that his bank account was debited for the amount of Rs. 4 lakhs. He then made the toll gate staff know about the issue who only refused to acknowledge that the mistake was on their end. He tried for a long time to get back the money but was not successful. This went on for over two full hours. Finally, the doctor went over to Kota which is located around five kilometers from the same toll gate.

The doctor filed a police complaint at the police station at around 1 am in the night. Then he returned to the toll gate along with the head constable. The personnel at the toll booth admitted that their attendant had wrongly entered Rs. 4Lakh instead of Rs. 40. The toll gate staff agreed to pay back the excessive wrong amount entered by the attendant. They agreed to reimburse the money by cheque as the doctor insisted they reimburse cash payment.

Finally, they contacted the senior collection officials and then the toll booth staff made the arrangements to reimburse the amount of cash. The entire process took so long it went up to four in the morning. The doctor finally got back the amount of Rs 3,99,960 in full cash. The company has a daily collection of Rs. 8 Lakh at the Gundmi gate, as per the police.

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