J&K Bank terminates ‘molester’ employee

For prima facie involvement in the alleged harassment and subsequent death of a local girl in Pulwama yesterday, J&K Bank today terminated Banking Attendant, Aijaz Ahmad from the service. He was posted at business unit Ratnipora in Pulwama, a statement issued by the bank said.

“Sounding a stern warning to its operational hierarchy for any kind of misdemeanor, the bank took extreme measure because human dignity and life was involved in the issue. Customer relationship remains the topmost priority of the bank management and there will be no compromise on dignity of our valuable customers”, the statement quoting J&K Bank Chairman & CEO Parvez Ahmed, said.

“Our organisation is our pride. It takes years to build reputation and a moment to tarnish it. The incident has shaken our collective conscience as our employees in general and our organisation in particular are epitome of faith and trust”, the chairman said while expressing grief and sorrow on this unfortunate incident.

He added that all the employees are collectively and individually are duty bound to safeguard and protect the fair image of the Bank. He has issued directions that any situation that involves unprofessional/unethical behavior warrants to be reported.

“No matter how seemingly small, it must be reported and will be dealt with sternly”, said the chairman.

 Pertinently, Insha Bashir, daughter of Bashir Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Kharbhatpora area of Ratnipora died at her home after she returned from a local bank located in her village.

The relatives of the deceased said that after returning from the bank her health conditions deteriorated and she started vomiting.

“We immediately rushed her to district hospital Pulwama,” said a neighbor. He said that a bank employee at the bank branch attempted to molest her.

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