Termites eat Rs 2.2 lakh cash kept in bank locker! ‘unnatural incident’, rectified it, says bank 

An account holder in Gujarat’s Vadodara was shocked when he discovered that termites had feasted on his money kept in a locker. The bank took immediate steps to disinfect and rectify the situation


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Do you keep cash in bank locker? If yes, then this video is a must watch for you. An account holder in Gujarat’s Vadodara got the shock of his life after discovering that termites had feasted on his money kept in a locker.

As per the media reports, Rehna Qutubddin Desarwal, who hails from Vadodara in Gujarat, had kept notes amounting to Rs 2.20 lakh, in locker number 252, in Vadodara’s Bank of Vadodara. When he opened the locker, he was shocked to see the cash eaten up by termites.

Following the incident, Desarwal has raised a complaint with the bank manager and demanded his money back.

The bank in an official statement 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 incident, however, has raised questions about the safety and security of the Bank of Baroda branch. It has also proved that money is no longer secure in bank lockers.

according to the RBI, banks are in no way responsible or liable for the content kept in the locker, even in the event of theft, burglary or similar unforeseen events.

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Published: 23 Jan 2021, 11:23 AM