Deadline for security at ATMs extended
Deadline for security at ATMs extended. After the horrific Bengaluru ATM incident in November 2013 where a woman was attacked in broad daylight, there ...
After the horrific Bengaluru ATM incident in November 2013 where a woman was attacked in broad daylight, there was a growing demand for safety of the public while withdrawing money at ATMs. This was further necessitated by the heist at the Mahesh Cooperative Urban Bank in AS Rao Nagar.
CV Anand, Cyberabad Police Commissioner, issued a notification to all the banks to employ 24x7 security at ATMs and the deadline given was January 15. However, the bank officials sought an extension of the deadline and Cyberabad Commissioner has now asked the banks to install the system by February 10. Early in December 2013, Anand issued a notification to all banks under the Cyberabad limits to install CCTV cameras, employ 24 hours security and provide doors with magnetic locks.