J&K Bank terminates employee for alleged molestation of teenage girl


J&K Bank on Saturday terminated an employee for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

The girl, identified as Insha Bashir, suffered cardiac arrest after alleged molestation by the bank employee posted at Business Unit in Ratnipora village yesterday.

“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,” said J&K Bank Chairman & CEO Parvez Ahmed, according to CNS news agency.

“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 is epitome of faith and trust” he said while expressing grief and sorrow on this unfortunate incident.

He added that all the employees are collectively and individually 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.

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