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About 15,000 collected bank cheques for Ram Temple donation bounce

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About 15,000 bank cheques with a face value of Rs 22 crore, collected by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, have bounced.

According to an audit report of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, a trust set up by the Centre for the construction of the temple, said the cheques bounced due to lack of funds in bank accounts or some technical error.

Trust member Dr Anil Mishra said banks are working to solve the issue of technical errors and they are asking people to make donations again.

Among the cheques, around 2,000 were collected from Ayodhya.

The VHP had collected donations during a countrywide campaign between January 15 and February 17.

Around Rs 5,000 crore was collected during the drive though the final figures are yet to be declared by the trust.