Police issued directives over security to banks and mobile vendors

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Lucknow, Jun 5 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh police today warned of strict action against the mobile service providers issuing SIM card on fake addresses and has asked the bankers to take police security for transferring cash of over Rs one crore.

State Director General of Police (DGP) Vikram Singh in separate meetings with the mobile providers and bankers have issued these directions.

In the meeting with the mobile service providers, the police officials directed that within one month all mobile providers should ensure that no SIM card was issued on fake address.

State Additional Director General of Police ( Law and Order) Brijlal, while briefing mediapersons here said it had been conveyed to all the mobile service providers that till now action had been taken against the retailers or vendors, but after one month the company would be held responsible for any fake address.

''It is the matter of national security and the company officials including BSNL, Airtel, Vodaphone, Reliance, Idea and others have been given 30 days time to verify all the addresses of their customers'', he said.

During the meeting, the police officials also raised the issuance of several SIM cards on one name and starting the connections without physically verifying their address.

In another meeting, the police officials, on the backdrop of looting of Rs 5 crore and gold from the ICICI cash vehicle by naxalites in Jharkhand last month, directed all the banks to take police security, while transferring over Rs one crore.

During the meeting, the officials directed all the banks particularly, the private banks to install CCTV, alarm system and GPS system in all their cash vans. Security should also be made at the ATMs, while transferring currency there, the ADG told the mediapersons.

The meeting with the bankers were held on the directive of the Centre in all the naxalite-infested states to prevent the Jharkhand incident.

Representatives of the RBI, all private and public sector banks participated in this meeting.

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