IMPHAL, Nov 24: A team of Imphal east district police commandos allegedly snatched away a gold chain and cash from the owner of Tuskira Lubricant, Hatta this afternoon.
According to the owner of the lubricant shop, Md. Tomba, a team of the district police commandos came to his shop on the pretext of drive against illegal sell of petroleum products.
The team came on a Rakshak bearing number I/E CDO 11, he said.
Tomba further asserted that the commando team allegedly conducted a search of his shop looking for stored petroleum products and recovered three litres of diesel which was kept to be used for his diesel Autorikshaw.
He further claimed that the police commandos despite his clarification that the recovered diesel was not for sale, he was asked to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 or else get arrested.
He alleged that the commandos forced upon the money box and took Rs 20,000 cash from the shop. A minor tussle broke out when Tomba along with his wife tried to prevent the commando personnel from taking the money, said Tomba.
Tomba further alleged that police commandos during the tussle allegedly assaulted his wife besides snatching her gold chain and the Rs 20,000 in cash before leaving the place.