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SBI ATM heist: guard held, 2 employees suspended

delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2011 00:33 IST
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The Delhi police are now probing the role of employees of State Bank of India into the heist committed by their ATM guard. The bank, on its part, has suspended two employees and looking into the role of another employee.

On Thursday, Nepal Singh, a security guard in the bank's Rajinder Nagar ATM outlet, was arrested and sent to three-day police remand. Singh siphoned over R2 crore over many years. The police said the suspended employees were working in the branch since 2007 and Singh had managed to gain their confidence.

"The employees used to ask Singh to fix minor problems with the ATM. They might have also given him the security card. He (Singh) even took out R10 lakh in a single day once," said a senior police officer.

The police and the bank are both looking into the role of employees who shared the Admin Card, secret permanent code and keys of the ATM machine with the accused.

The SBI has also issued a circular to its entire branch stating that no employee will serve more than the fixed tenure at one branch. Singh had been working at the bank's Rajinder Nagar branch since 1999.

Investigations have revealed that they are trying to establish if any senior employee of the bank was involved in the fraud. More arrests are likely.

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