A Uttar Pradesh State Board topper had to face a disappointment after the cheque presented to him by the state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had bounced and he had to pay the penalty for it.
On May 29, Alok Misra, the seventh rank holder in the Class 10 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB), was called 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.
A week later, 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.
The cheque presented to the student had the signature of Raj Kumar Yadav, District Inspector of Schools, Barabanki.