DC warns city banks against closure

SHILLONG: Taking exception to several banks keeping their shutters down during office picketing called by HSPDP, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goyal has warned of putting such banks under lock and key if they repeat the same in future.
The warning came from the Deputy Commissioner after many nationalized banks were found to be closed during the second day of the office picketing called by HSPDP on Thursday.
Though all the Government offices functioned normally during the office picketing, but many of the financial institutions remained closed which prompted the DC to intervene and forced several banks to open their offices.
According to Deputy Commissioner, there was no need for the banks to remain closed due to which many people suffered and moreover the District Administration had made all security arrangements in view of the office picketing.   “If there is any threat to them they can give us specific information and we will provide them security,” Goyal said.