Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising bank and ATM robbery, Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi on Friday advised 25 representatives of nationalised and private banks in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to update their security systems and be more alert.
Sarangi said that the bank authorities have been asked to install CCTV cameras in their branches and ATMs and ensure that they are working properly.
They have also been asked to update and repair their alert system so that immediate assistance can be sent in case of any emergency, he added.
“As bank loots have increased in the past few days, the bank authorities should keep their security system on high alert mode. They should ensure their CCTV cameras and alert system are working fine and be in touch with police in order to report any theft immediately,” said the Deputy Zonal Manager of State Bank of India, Ambika Prasad Mishra.
A readymade clothes seller, who wanted to recoup losses suffered during the lockdown, had looted nearly Rs 12 lakh from the Indian Overseas Bank, near Infocity area on September 7, and the Bank of India’s branch in Mancheswar area on September 28.
Besides, cash worth Rs 27 lakh was stolen from an ATM counter of Punjab National Bank (PNB) at Patia in Bhubaneswar on October 10.