PNB theft reveals want for higher safety measures
Amritsar, February 16
The dacoity in broad daylight on the zonal department of Punjab Nationwide Financial institution (PNB) positioned within the posh Rani Ka Bagh locality has raised a number of queries. The incident not solely attracts consideration in direction of the deteriorating legislation and order state of affairs, but additionally highlights gross negligence on a part of the financial institution authorities.
Two armed robbers with their faces coated decamped with Rs 22.48 lakh from the financial institution at gunpoint on Thursday. Sarcastically, the financial institution is positioned just a few meters away from the workplaces of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Regulation and Order) and Further Deputy Commissioner of Police (Site visitors) whereas the Cantonment police station can be positioned adjoining their workplaces.
There was no safety guard on the financial institution premises. This although the native police now and again handed directions to the financial institution officers throughout their conferences for deputing armed safety guard as it might act as a deterrent.
“However, many banks conveniently give it a miss whereas mentioning that they’d written to the higher-ups about this,” stated DCP (Investigations) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, including that each time such incidents happen, the police division is blamed.
The alarm on the financial institution was additionally not useful for the previous a number of months and the police requested the financial institution authorities to get it repaired a number of instances.
“Alarm buttons have been arrange within the cabin of the cashier and the workplace of the financial institution supervisor. Nevertheless, it was neither useful nor did anybody even attempt to press the alarm hooter when the accused entered the advanced,” he stated.
Through the probe, it was discovered that the principle cashier of the financial institution was on go away whereas a stop-gap association was made by deputing a short lived cashier within the cabin. The individual on responsibility handed over the money himself to the robbers.