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Bank robberies-a wakeup call for authorities: Prof Virender

BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, said that the repeated incidents of robbery in the branches of J&K Bank smells the connivance of the concerned banks authorities and the slackness of the administrative machinery. Earlier there used to be attacks on the police stations to loot the arms and ammunition and now there are happenings of loot of money from the banks. Thus counter the efforts of Government of India to check the transaction of Hawala Money to the terrorists and other separatist elements, thus making it as an unfruitful exercise in the valley. He said that this could not have happened had there been no nexus between the banks employees, police administration and persons in the state administration.

The Spokesperson asked the state government, particular to those at the helm of affairs in the police department, to show their sincerity and commitment to their duties and to the nation, take necessary steps to catch hard of those involved in bank robberies and to enhance the security and make appropriate arrangement to check the repetition of such events.

He asked, in particular to the bank authorities to device a mechanism not only to ensure the safety of the banks but also probe the involvement of the bank employees in such like episodes. He further said that through the situation in the valley started showing improvement because of a feeble response of the public in general, to the bandh calls of the separatists, but the anti-national forces and their sympathizers are still active and are in search of opportunities to hit. He said that the terrorists from across the border have got regrouped and trying to sneeze into the Indian side to create disturbances with the help of Pro-Pak elements in Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, he called upon the government not to show slackness and take such decisions that boost the morale of the anti-India forces and demoralize the security forces those are laying down their lives for the integrity of the country and security of common people.