Sitharaman asks police for timely action in Surat lady banker attack case

New Delhi:A couple of days after a woman bank employee was attacked in Surat city of Gujarat, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that she has spoken to officials concerned in the incident and asked for timely action in the case.

‘Will be closely following this matter. Wish to assure that the safety of all members of staff in banks is of importance for us. Amid challenges, banks are extending all services to our people. Nothing should threaten their safety and dignity,’ Ms Sitharaman said in her tweet.

The Minister said that she spoke to Dr Dhaval Patel, Collector, Surat, on the incident of a woman employee of Canara Bank — erstwhile Syndicate Bank — a Bank being assaulted on the premises.

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