Bankers asked to install CCTV cameras

Amritsar// September 25, 2009
Amritsar Police asked the bankers to install CCTV cameras in all the banks and comply with the directions given by the police to ensure smooth functioning of the banks. SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh while addressing the quarterly meeting of ‘District Security Committee of Banks’ expressed dissatisfaction over the progress made by the bankers to install CCTV cameras as well as to provide escort vehicles for cash carrying vans. He said that not a single incident with regard to banks occurred in the last quarter because of proactive measures taken by the police to ensure security of banks and safety of the customers. However similar gesture is required from bankers’ side to make the banks and customers safe and secure. He further asked the bankers to take prior approval from the police before any branch or ATM centre in the city as it is the police who can better advice from vulnerability point of view.
The SSP also sensitised the bankers about illegal circulation of Fake Indian Currency and advised to report such cases to the nearest police station. However Police Stations Kotwali and Civil Line were earmarked for this purpose for the convenience of the banks. He asked the bankers to keep armed guard in all branches irrespective of cash retention limit. At this occasion, the SSP made an impressive PowerPoint presentation highlighting the recent trends of cyber frauds especially related with the banks and their customers. Mr RS Chatha, Lead District Manager, assured that security guidelines issued by the local police will be complied in letter and spirit. He also reviewed the progress made by the bankers on the decisions taken in the last quarterly meeting. The representatives of all the banks operating in Amritsar participated in the meeting.

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