A majority of the more than 1,100 ATM kiosks in the city that were forced to down shutters over security concerns have been re-opened after banks deployed guards.

Bangalore Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar said that approximately 400 ATMs continue to remain shut.

The city police had shut down the ATMs last month after banks failed to comply with their security directives.

While the police are not compromising on the deployment of security personnel at ATM kiosks, orders were issued on November 28 extending the deadline for the installation of CCTV cameras and alarm systems by 45 days.

Security had become a major issue following the attack on bank manager Jyothi Uday in the Corporation Bank ATM kiosk at N.R. Square. Police are yet to trace the assailant.

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