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Why Corrupt Bankers Are Making A Beeline To The Shrink's Office After Demonetisation

Several reasons, actually.

19/12/2016 11:04 AM IST | Updated 19/12/2016 11:55 AM IST
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Anxiety, stress, matrimonial discord, fear of getting caught by income tax officials, are some of the reasons that are causing corrupt bankers to make a beeline for the shrink's office in demonetised India.

It was politicians and business who first sought counseling after the Modi government scrapped the Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes, last month, and now it is the turn of corrupt bankers. The Times of India reports that bankers, who have indulged in illegal practices after demonetisation, are running to psychiatrists with a host of complaints including stress and anxiety.

One psychiatrist told TOI that a woman, who worked in a private bank, complained of anxiety attacks and quarrels with her husband. "Turns out, she had taken a commission to let black money hoarders deposit old currency in her bank account. But later she was afraid that she would not be able to establish a source of income if her bank account came under the I-T scanner," the psychiatrist told TOI.

Another banker confided that he had created "fake accounts to convert black money to white." "However, he was unable to follow through and was being pressurized which led him to take the extreme step," a different psychiatrist told TOI.

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