Rajesh Sakre took on the State Bank of India over a sum over Rs 9200. But what matters is how he defeated them – Sakre literally “lawyered up” by representing himself in court. His deed is commendable, because Sakre’s educational qualifications end at class V.
This episode began in 2011, when Sakre saw that his bank account had been wiped clean and he went to complain at a local bank branch. There he faced the familiar sarkari behaviour – they even blamed him for it, Bhopal Samachar reported.
A 4 year battle
He was also turned down after appealing to the SBI Mumbai headquarters. Then, he filed a District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum case. But Sakre didn’t have the money to even hire a lawyer (probably because the bank took it all!). So he “lawyered up” on his own, taking on the lawyers of India’s biggest bank. SBI’s lawyers claimed that Sakre had withdrawn the amount he was fighting about. But they couldn’t produce evidence in court. 12 hearings later, Sakre won.
And he won!
Last week, the court ordered SBI to return Rs 9200 and 6% interest by August 2015. And they have to pay him an additional Rs 10 000 for putting him through this ordeal, and Rs 2,000 for legal expenses.
VIA : indiatimes
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