The shocking incident reported in Mumbai on Monday where burglars dig the 30-feet tunnel to break down the lockers of the Juinagar branch of Bank of Baroda in Navi Mumbai. The staff of Juinagar branch of Bank of Baroda found that a 30-feet tunnel had been dug into the locker room. All cash and Valuable items which are estimated more than 2 crores was robbed from 30 lockers of the bank. As to the reports, the thieves had rented a shop located near the bank about six months ago. They ran a general store there to hide their dramatic activities and named it as Shree Balaji General Store. Thieves dug about 30 feet long, an underground tunnel which leads to the locker room of the bank of Baroda.
The police officer said there are 225 lockers are there in the bank, out of which 30 were found empty. “The thieves had conducted a proper recce and after finding the bank shut over the weekend, they entered the bank and took away the jewelry and cash kept in the lockers,” the police officer said.
Now the customers who lost their valuables in the heist in the locker room of Bank of Baroda may not get any compensation. As per the RTI report, the locker hiring arrangement absolves state-owned lenders of all liability. The relationship of customers who avail locker services is that of a lessee (landlord) and lessor (tenant), and the customer is responsible for his or her valuables kept in a locker which is owned by the bank.