KANPUR The police on Thursday arrested a person and recovered valuables worth ₹1.80 crore stolen from two lockers of a nationalised bank in Kidwai Nagar right here in 2021. The theft got here to fore on Monday when a buyer visited the department to examine the locker and located it empty. The arrested man was recognized as Rahul Shukla, 35, an worker of an organization entrusted with the job of locker restore and upkeep, mentioned police.
Commissioner of police, BP Jogdand, mentioned the police had been writing to senior authorities of the bank towards officers who confirmed gross negligence in dealing with the lockers.
Shukla advised the police that he was known as in to examine the empty lockers within the bank after which restore certainly one of them. Within the course of, he allegedly burgled two lockers in 2021 and took away valuables worth ₹1.80 crore to his home.
The police examined the CCTV footage of the final 18 months to seek out out that Shukla was the one one who entered the locker room aside from prospects and a few bank workers, mentioned Salman Taj Patil, DCP (South).
The gold was present in his home, and he had offered a few of it for ₹4 lakh to an area jeweller. The police would search his custody remand as Shukla used to go to different banks additionally.
The bank, on its half, didn’t observe RBI pointers that mandate restore and checking of lockers within the presence of a five-member committee comprising three bankers, a lawyer and one unbiased witness, Jogdand mentioned, including that the police staff can be given a money reward of ₹1 lakh.
Final 12 months, workers of the identical locker firm had burgled 19 lockers in one other nationalised bank in Karachi Khana space. This bank had compensated its prospects for the loss.