A topper of Uttar Pradesh board exams was elated when he received a cheque from chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Soon, it turned into disappointment when the cheque bounced. Not only that, he had to pay a penalty for it.
Alok Misra, who ranked seventh in the Class 10 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB), was invited to Lucknow on May 29 for a felicitation function and given a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh by the chief minister for securing 93.5 per cent marks in the exams.
The cheque given to the meritorious student was issued by the signature of District Inspector of Schools, Barabanki, Raj Kumar Yadav and belonged to State Bank of India departmental account. The cheque numbered 974926 was then submitted by Alok’s parents in his account in Dena Bank in Hazratganj area of Lucknow on 5 June 2018.
However, when the money did not get credited in Alok’s account, he contacted the bank and came to know that the cheque has bounced.
Speaking to News18, Alok said, “I was really happy to receive the cheque from CM sir. Two days after submitting the cheque in the bank, we came to know that it had bounced after which I was a little disappointed.”