A private bank’s security guard was allegedly threatened by a man who flashed a knife at him, while he was busy guarding a cash van which had come to deposit money at the bank’s ATM in Pali Hill in Bandra west on Tuesday night.
According to the Bandra police, the incident occurred at around 9 pm. The complainant, Ramashankar Tripathi, 49, works as security guard and was armed.
Tripathi’s work was to secure the cash van. Around this time, he saw a man near the ATM machine. Tripathi asked him to leave the spot but the unknown man stood his ground.
This led to a heated argument, and the man in a fit of rage pulled out a knife and threatened to harm Tripathi, who started shouting for help. The unknown accused then fled from the spot. The accused is said to be aged between 18 -20 years.
An FIR has been registered under section 506 of the Indian Penal Code for criminal intimidation. The police said that they are checking the CCTV cameras in the vicinity to see if the accused has been captured on any of them.