Friday, June 06, 2008

Security of banks reviewed

Posted at Friday, 06 June 2008 09:06 IST
Lucknow, June 6: In the backdrop of an incident of looting in a bank by naxalites in Jharkhand, the Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday held a meeting with bankers to discuss security arrangements in banks.

"We have asked the banks to install Global position system (GPS) in vehicles carrying currency and other valuables and use close circuit cameras to keep a tab on the activities of anti-social elements", ADG Law and Order Brijlal told reporters after the meet.

He said that after naxals looted over Rs five crore from ICICI bank in Jharkahad the objective of the meet was to review security of banks in the state especially in naxal infested areas to prevent occurrence of any such incident here.

Senior officials of STF, Intelligence and banks attended the meeting, he said adding that besides RBI officials of private banks also participated in the meeting.

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