Hyderabad: Probe finds bank responsible for robbery
HYDERABAD: As reported by the Dawn News on Tuesday, a police inquiry into Rs18 million bank robbery in Latifabad of September 9 – two days before Eidful Fitr – has found that the bank management didn’t adopt standard operating procedures (SOPs) required for transactions handling.
The inquiry has regretted non-serious attitude of the bank officials on the ground that since bank is sure to get looted money from the insurance company, its management remained least bothered to comply with SOPs in question.
However, Meezan Bank operation manager has criticised State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) management for not allowing it to deposit money there for one or the other reason with the result that a big amount had to be kept in the branch by them.
DPO Munir Shaikh, who got the inquiry conducted, has urged local SBP chief to initiate departmental proceedings against those responsible for this negligence.
On Sept 9 five gunmen had looted Rs18 million from Meezan Bank in Unit-7 Latifabad within the jurisdiction of A-section Police Station.