Moradabad: In a shocking incident, a woman from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh was devastated to discover that her Rs 18 lakh cash, stored in a bank locker, had been ravaged by termites. The catastrophe unfolded at the Ashiana branch of the Bank of Baroda, situated within the jurisdiction of the city’s Civil Lines police station.
Termite Infestation: A Routine Visit Unveils a Financial Nightmare
The woman unearthed the calamity when she made a routine visit to the bank, only to find her locker infested and currency notes in a state of ruin, marred by termites. The bank management was promptly alerted. Vishal Dixit, the Lead District Manager of Bank of Baroda, confirmed the unprecedented occurrence. “We received a report about the termite-infested cash in the locker. An exhaustive investigation is underway to ascertain the underlying cause,” Dixit informed ANI.
Investigation Underway: Unraveling the Mystery of the Termite Invasion
Although customers are typically prohibited from storing cash in lockers, as per the banking protocols, the bank has initiated a thorough inquiry into this peculiar incident. The outcome of the investigation is eagerly awaited, as it is expected to shed light on the unprecedented termite invasion and the resulting financial loss. Bank officials are meticulously examining the circumstances leading to this incident. “A conclusive statement can only be made post-investigation. We are in the midst of a comprehensive examination of the incident,” added Dixit.
Amidst the ongoing investigation, the affected customer has lodged a claim for compensation, igniting a discourse on the safety and security measures in place for valuables entrusted to bank lockers. This incident underscores the imperative for enhanced vigilance and preventive measures to safeguard customers’ valuables against unforeseen adversaries, including termites. —Input from Agencies