SP tells banks to strengthen security apparatus

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked the banks, including those in the district, to look into the reasons for the inflow of about Rs 1 lakh crore additional amount to the banks in Karnataka, during the quarterly ending on March, District Lead Bank Manager Raghava Yajamanya said.

“Generally, the amount availed by the customers from banks, comes back to the bank. But in Karnataka, the amount is significantly high, according to a notice issued by the RBI,” he said at a meeting on security of banks held on Monday.

Report sought

Superintendent of Police Dr S D Sharanappa directed the officials to call a meeting of the heads of the security chests in each bank.

He told them to submit a report in this regard within a week. A notice should be issued to the banks to install CCTV cameras outside the ATM kiosks as well for the security of customers. The CCTV cameras should have a higher resolution and cameras with less than three mega pixels are not recommended, he said.

Sharanappa said the bank officials should block websites which are the easiest ways of online payment.

He expressed displeasure against the banks which have not provided any information on cyber crimes.
The SP asid automated system should be installed in banks to get warnings about fire accidents.

Representatives of ICICI Bank, Allahabad Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI, Indian Bank, Dhanalakshmi Bank, Kotak Maharastra, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Patiala, Tamilnadu Merchantile Bank and UCO Banks did not take part in the meeting.

SBI Mangaluru Divisional AGM Muralidhar and others were present in the meeting.

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