VADODARA: Money is no longer safe even if it is secured in a bank locker and this was proved once again.
A man got a shocker of his life after he got to know that the Rs 2 lakh cash he had kept in his bank locker were feasted by termites. According to reports, Rehna Qutubddin Desarwal, hailing from Vadodara in Gujarat, had kept Rs 2.20 lakh cash in a locker at the Bank of Baroda branch at Pratap Nagar in the city. Reports stated that he had kept the cash bundles in locker number 252 which were eaten by termites.
Following the incident, he raised a complaint with the bank manager and informed him about the incident. He demanded that the bank refund the money which he lost due to the termites. The incident has also raised questions about the safety and security of the Bank of Baroda branch.
Issuing a statement, the Bank of Baroda said, "In an unnatural incident at our Pratap Nagar branch in Vadodara, a small portion of a customer’s cash was damaged due to termite infestation. Bank of Baroda would like to assure all our customers that we have taken immediate steps to rectify this situation."
"Disinfection of the branch premises is being conducted so as to ensure that this incident will not recur. We have also taken the customer’s complaint into cognizance and shall do the needful as soon as possible,” the bank added.