Imphal, Dec 7: Two persons, including a policeman, have been arrested in Manipur on charges of destroying an ATM here after failing to get cash, police said on Wednesday. Hemchandra Oim, who is from Manipur Rifles, and Bobby meirakpam entered an ATM booth belonging to the State Bank of India located at the PWD complex on Tuesday evening to draw money. When they realized the ATM was dry, they smashed its screen and the machine itself.
An official said CRPF personnel at the PWD office overpowered the two men and handed them over to police. A police officer said: “An FIR has been lodged against them. It is a serious crime since a security personnel was involved in the destruction of public property.”
Meanwhile, three Village Defence Force personnel who beat up a jourlist here have tendered an unqualified apology to him. Oim Lukhoi, an MLA, brought the accused to the Press Club where they apologized to jourlist Rakesh Sharma for beating him up on Monday while he was photographing people jumping the queue at a bank. (IANS)