DPO orders security audit of banks


District Police Officer (DPO) Sialkot Muhammad Hassan Iqbal has issued orders for security audit of banks and financial institutions across the district.

It is a responsibility of the police to complete the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Home Department with the bank administration regarding security. He was giving instructions to the district police officers under the 24/7 policing system in the light of IGP Punjab Dr Usman Anwar directives.

The DPO said transactions of funds in banks and financial institutions require foolproof security. It is common practice for lawbreakers to rob banks and financial institutions by chasing them outside the bank and commit robberies and dacoities.

He said that it is the responsibility of the SHO and the DSP concerned not only to check the security of banks located in their areas on a daily basis but also complete the SOPs regarding security in the banks and financial institutions.

The SOPs include having functional CCTV cameras at all times and using metal detectors.

The DPO said, “I myself will keep a check on the security of banks and financial institutions.” —APP