Day after foiled bank heist, Jaipur police asks banks to step up security
A day after a major bank robbery was averted by a vigilant police constable in Jaipur, the police commissioner held a meeting with the Reserve Bank of India’s regional director and senior bank officials in the city on Wednesday to discuss the security arrangements at banksjaipur Updated: Feb 07, 2018 22:02 IST
A day after a major bank robbery was averted by a vigilant police constable in Jaipur, the police commissioner held a meeting with the Reserve Bank of India’s regional director and senior bank officials in the city on Wednesday to discuss the security arrangements at banks.
Commissioner Sanjay Agrawal said that the RBI regional director Arnab Roy has called an emergency meeting of bank officials regarding the security issue and a compliance report shall be sent to the RBI within 20 days.
“We are also planning to link the banks with our Abhay Command Centre for increased security,” said the commissioner. He also urged the officials to follow the RBI guidelines regarding bank security and do monthly inspection of the arrangements.
Training the bank staff to be extra vigilant during public dealing, installing CCTV cameras that have face detection and night vision, and having an effective alarm system were some of the measures suggested by the police during the meeting, a note from the commissioner’s office said.
In the robbery attempt on Tuesday, no security alarm went off even after two alarm gates were breached. Senior police officials said that the bank flouted a number of security guidelines laid down by the RBI.
“There were no time locks, currency was lying outside strong rooms, the corridors were not empty and the entry of bank employees was not through biometric machines,” said the official pointing out the number of violations by the bank.
The bank was a chest branch of Axis Bank and had deposits worth ₹832 crore, exceeding the ₹500 crore limit it was authorised to have, said Yogesh Dadhich, deputy commissioner of police, Jaipur South.