Ban orders around ATMs in Mysore - The New Indian Express

Ban orders around ATMs in Mysore

Published: 25th November 2013 09:59 AM

Last Updated: 25th November 2013 09:59 AM

As the bankers failed to ensure round-the-clock security at ATM kiosks by Sunday evening, city police clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC.

City Police Commissioner M A Saleem issued the orders and decided to conduct a survey of ATMs where round-the-clock security is not provided from Monday.

There are 272 ATMs of which 29 kiosks do not have CCTVs and 121 have no security. As per the orders, banks should provide round-the-clock security to ATM kiosks and install cameras which can capture the scene inside and outside the kiosks. They should also install alarms in all kiosks to alert the police in case of threat to the customer or damage to the machine.

If banks failed to ensure the same, the ATMs will not be allowed to function.

Saleem said there is no security in most of the ATM kiosks in the heart of the city, commercial centres, bus stands, railway stations, educational institutions, government offices.  ATMs were opened without taking into consideration the safety aspects, he rued.

He said many incidents of theft in ATMs and deceiving of customers were reported in the city.

The recent attack at an ATM in Bangalore is an eyeopener to all bankers, he said.

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