The Supreme Court has stayed the Gauhati High Court direction to banks to place security guards round the clock at all ATMs.
The ad-interim stay is on the Special Leave Petition filed by the State Bank of India against the high court order, wherein it contended that it was not feasible to place security guards in all booths.
A bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud issued notice to the respondents.
Pursuant to news of ATM fraud, which appeared in a newspaper in Assam, the high court had, in a suo motu writ petition, had accepted the suggested plan by the state and issued the following order:
The Supreme Court has only stayed the direction to place security guards round the clock at all ATMs in the state.
Read the order here.
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