20October2019

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

HDFC ATM Theft Row: Confusion Prevails in the Administration

Great Andamanese Boy Not Yet Arrested

Port Blair, June 19: An attempt to rob HDFC Bank’s ATM situated at Junglighat was reported in the intervening night of 15th & 16th June 2013. According to reliable sources, two boys were held in the case out of which one is a Great Andamanese.

“We have not yet arrested the Great Andamanese boy”, said the Superintendent of Police, Shri MS Rahdhawa while talking to Andaman Chronicle today.

“We need to establish whether or not he is involved in the crime”, the SP said stating that it is a case of Juvenile.

Randhawa further said that Police is trying to collect other evidences and have requested the Bank to provide the CCTV footage. It is only after this, we can conclude whether he was involved in it or not, added the SP. 

Meanwhile Mukesh Kumar Halder is the name of the other boy who was involved in the crime. Though Mukesh is a student but since he has crossed the age limit of falling into the category of Juvenile, he has been arrested. It is learnt that Mukesh is also involved in similar crimes in the past.

The involvement of a Great Andamanese boy in the crime has sent a strong signal across the world on how well the aborigines have adapted themselves in the mainstream. Moreover, the delay in establishing the involvement of a Great Andamanese boy seems to speak for itself.