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TMC, Cong seek Govt action on debit card misuse in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

TMC and MPs from West Bengal today raised the issue of people in the state being duped by misuse of debit cards and urged the Centre to direct banks to ensure safety of depositors'

Raising the matter during Zero Hour, (TMC) alleged the role of Romanians and Nigerians in skimming machines and asked where will people keep their savings if the kept in banks is not safe.

"should take steps and direct banks to take actions. The deposited in banks should be kept safe," he said.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Congress) said lakhs of money is being looted and such incidents are mostly happening at unmanned ATMs.

"Banks take money from customers as service charge. They are responsible for providing security to deposits of public. To safeguard from such skimmers, people in Kolkata are now blocking their cards," Chowdhury said.

Separately, BJP's alleged that the ruling party is indulging in violence in the state of West Bengal after panchayat elections.

Singh asked the Centre to intervene and ensure that the violence in the state is stopped.

Speaking during Zero Hour, (Cong) demanded that be included in the list of classical languages of

He said is an ancient language and was accorded classical language tag by the Government in 2008.

"I would urge the to take up with inclusion of in its list of classical languages," Moily said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 14:25 IST