Enhance security, banks warned

Published on March 10, 2015 05:30:30 AM
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Metro News / Hyderabad: Cyberabad police warns banks that they would be made an accused in all the theft cases on their premises if proper security measures like installation of CCTVs and guards are not deployed. After Ibrahimpatnam Gramin Bank theft attempt issue, the Cyberabad cops issued guidelines to all the banks in its jurisdiction to take security and safety measures to prevent robbery and frauds.

As per cops’ guidelines, all the banks should be safe guarded by the armed security guards round the clock at least two persons should be present at a time
 
As per cops’ guidelines, all the banks should be safe guarded by the armed security guards round the clock at least two persons should be present at a time. Banks should install day and night vision CCTV Cameras, which covers inside and outside of the bank with backup of minimum three months backup. Alarm system must be installed to prevent bank offences with the facility of phone alerting systems to the incharge of the bank as well as local police station. Entry doors of banks should be fitted with magnetic lock.

Bankers should take security precautions at ATM centers. Location of the ATM should be at safe place with round the clock on duty security guards. In the jurisdiction of Cyberabad about 750 banks and 1035 ATM centers are being functioned. Out of these, the Cyberabad Crime teams identified that most of the banks are not implementing the guidelines. Only 30 percent of bankers were implementing security precautions as per guidelines.

Thought the cops alerting bankers, recently Deccan Gramin Bank under Medipally Police Station limits was looted by Robbers and Rs.32lakhs worth property was stolen including mortgaged gold ornaments. Another robbery attempt was foiled by beat constables at Ibrahimpatnam Gramin Bank. Robbers are simply cutting the roofs and walls of banks with gas cutters and looting cash and mortgaged ornaments. Canara Banks of Sainikpuri’s robbery of Rs. 80lakhs case also not yet solved, which took place in 2004 October. 

Due to lack of security personals and CC Cameras, the robbers are committing thefts with same modus operandi. "Many times we said to bankers to take security measures. We would accuse those bankers, who are not following guidelines to protect public money if any incident takes place. We’ll take serious steps as per law, RBI guidelines and e-commerce policy”, said C V Anand.

"Very soon the Cyberabad Police will hold a meeting with all the bankers in security aspect. Cops have rights to accuse the bankers, who don’t follows the guidelines, under Cyberabad Metropolitan Police Act’s Fasli number 9 read with 7”, he said.