Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17: In the backdrop of the recent hi-tech ATM robbery allegedly committed by a group of Romanians, police today decided to keep a close vigil on the ATMs in the state between 9 PM to 6 AM.
The order in this regard was issued by Director General of Police Loknath Behara. The Highway Police and night patrol police teams will keep a close watch on the ATMs.
They would examine if any mysterious objects have been placed near the ATM counters or if bank networks have been meddled with or if the kiosks have suffered any damage. They would also keenly watch if the guards are doing their duty diligently and if there are any lapses, it would be reported to banks concerned, a police release said.
The DGP has also asked the Zonal ADGPs, Range IGs, district police chiefs to file an action taken report in a week's time. Police had arrested a Romanian from Mumbai on August nine within days of the incident here and brought to Kerala. The accused has been taken to Mumbai for collecting evidence. Four other Romanians are suspected to have fled the country.