Police Commissioner sounds a note of caution
Attention diversion gangs on the prowl on bank premises
‘Ramjinagar gang of Tamil Nadu known for committing bank thefts’
HYDERABAD: In a bid to check gangs stealing cash and jewellery by diverting attention of people, police and bankers are planning to install surveillance cameras and announce alerts at banks.
Releasing a CD containing alerts about such gangs, Hyderabad Police Commissioner B. Prasada Rao,a fter convening a meeting with bankers at his office on Monday said, more measures were on the anvil.
Creating a platform amongst bankers and police to share and circulating information about thefts and other transaction frauds on bank premises ws one such , he told reporters.
Ideas like using cameras effectively to keep tab on suspicious characters moving in and around banks -especially near parking lots-, downloading photos of members of attention diversion gangs from police database and displaying them at the banks were discussed at length during the meeting.
Mr. Rao said most of the thefts by distracting attention of customers near banks were being committed by gangs hailing from Ramjinagar of Tamil Nadu.
“There could be offenders from other States as well. We’re working on the clues,” he said replying to a question.
Brigadier (retired), Saincher, Chief Security Officer to Andhra Bank, explained that the RBI had already issued security guidelines and all banks in the State would have surveillance cameras soon.