Police not satisfied with security arrangements in banks

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Nov 2017 10:38:06



Staff Reporter,


The common people relying on public sector or private banks would be more worried to know that Raipur Police on Tuesday noticed that security arrangements were not satisfactory in terms of guards and other means in many banks as the police went on a checking campaign during which as many as 275 branches of different banks located in Raipur rural and urban areas were scanned today. Police will soon call a meeting of bank authorities.

Most of the banks had no security guards at all and looking to the condition of such guards wherever employed, it was clear that they were not properly armed, said Additional Superintendent of Police, Raipur City, Vijay Agrawal.

On the parametre of CCTV camera, it came to the notice of police that such a modern means that has helped in identification purposes was not there is many banks. Though in some branches, CCTV camera was there, but the functioning was not up to the mark. In some branches, the focus of CCTV cameras installed was not proper, meaning they were not installed properly.

The findings of police regarding alarm system in many banks were also not satisfactory. Though police pointed out the lapses to the concerned authorities in the banks and asked them to rectify the same, but the police will soon call a meeting of the bank authorities and take up the matter, the Additional SP said.

SBI Mandhar theft: Exact Figures still under calculation

Police could not state even any estimated figure on Tuesday regarding the major theft which has been committed by unidentified thieves at the State Bank of India’s Mandhar branch.

The Station House Officer of Vidhan Sabha police station under whose jurisdiction the area falls did not respond to repeated calls today evening. City Superintendent of Police, Mana, Mukesh Khare told that calculations above the already told figures as Rs 1.97 lakhs and one kilogram gold were on.

The bank customers who were issued lockers have been informed and some of them went to the police station for recording their statements. According to these complainants, their gold and silver were kept in their lockers and these valuables were stolen. It is difficult to state exactly the figure after the above said cash and gold. Calculations were on, the CSP said.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Raipur City, Vijay Agrawal too said it was difficult to state the exact figure because thefts from lockers means personal properties stolen so for telling the exact figure complete statements of the concerned persons was required, he added.