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ATM attack: Govt to come out with guidelines on security

A committee under additional chief secretary S K Patnaik has been formed to frame guidelines on providing security at ATMs and other financial units also, minister for home T J George told the Legislative assembly, which is holding its winter session.

In a brazen attack at an ATM kiosk here on 19 November, a 38-year-bank official was repeatedly hit with a machete by an assailant whose horrific act caught on CCTV footage evoked nationwide outrage. The woman is now recovering at a hospital.

The incident had prompted Karnataka government to ask banks to provide round the clock security or shut down, deadline for which ended on Sunday last. Over 1,000 ATMs in Bangalore which failed to comply with the directive are now shutdown.
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