SP said “Public will have great trust on the banks while depositing cash or valuables. If the banks were looted then the trust would be breached. The bankers should take complete responsibility for the cash and property deposited with them”.
A throng of officials from various banks at an aliveness programme held on Friday at district police headquarters in Hanamkonda on safety standards at the banks.
Programme was framed by the district rural and urban police wings in the backdrop of sensational heist that took place at Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank at Bhupalpally town and Azamnagar village branches on Nov 15 and came to light on Nov 17.
It was suggested to install high-quality closed circuit cameras inside and outside the banks to closely monitor the movements of visitors. Most of the times those committing robberies conduct rex and suspects could be identified easily if high quality CCTV cameras were installed.
The bankers should lay focus on deploying armed guards at banks and at ATM centres on 24/7 basis. The bankers should also educate their customers about attention diversion thefts the police officials suggested.
Peculiarly, efforts have to be made to strengthen the bank strong rooms with high-level security measures. The walls of the strong rooms should be bolstered and officials should not trust their lower level workers in executing key functions.
Additional SP Anil Kumar, Ravinder Rao, DSPs Eashwar, Shoban Kumar and Surendranath, State Bank of Hyderabad area general manager SK Patel, special branch inspectors Srinivasa Rao and Mohan Raja, Indian Overseas Bank regional manager M Rajeshwari, DCCB general manager Surender and APGVB regional manager Sukumar were present.